LEADERSHIP AT LIVING LORD LUTHERAN CHURCH
REV. GREGORY SHREAVES
The Rev. Gregory Shreaves is a 2nd career pastor in the Lutheran Church (ELCA.) He was ordained in May of 2005 in the Southeastern PA Synod of the ELCA. He served as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasant Valley, PA (suburb of Quakertown, PA) – 2005 -2011, and Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mohnton, PA (suburb of Reading, PA) from 2011 to April 2017, where he retired.
Pastor Greg served as the Interim Pastor at Living Lord Lutheran Church from September, 2017, to March, 2020, moved to MD, but moved back to south Florida shortly thereafter. In October of 2020, Pastor Greg was called as the church’s fifth “called” pastor, and was installed in April, 2021.
Prior to his career in ordained ministry, Pastor Greg worked in the golf business, first as a club professional in the Baltimore/Washington area. He served as head golf professional at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore, MD before working in senior management at the PGA of America in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. His final work in the golf business was as Executive Director of the Philadelphia PGA Section, in Norristown, PA, prior to his entering the seminary and the road to ordained ministry.
Pastor Greg is a ’73 graduate of The Ohio State University, and a 2005 graduate (M.Div) from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.
His hobbies include golf, running and fitness sports, church history, reading non-fiction books.
Adria Ryan joined Living Lord as its new Minister of Music on Sunday, August, 28th. She said recently that she’s excited to begin serving Living Lord Lutheran Church. Adria was raised and lived in Western New York for most of her life, but always had ties to the Treasure Coast. Despite declaring that she would never move to hot and humid Florida, God called her to do so, and so she did. She has served as a Music Minister in various churches for more than 28 years – mostly in Roman Catholic settings. She is also a Certified Sommelier.
She is owned by a deaf cat named Mozart, who loves to “accompany” her on the piano and to help keep all accessible surfaces free of any “clutter”! She enjoys reading, swimming, playing tennis, cooking and playing cards /
Her installation as the church’s new Minister of Music is scheduled for October, 2022. Living Lord Lutheran Church is one of nearly 10,000 ELCA (www.elca.org) congregations nationwide, with just under 4 million members throughout the US.
Minister of Music