Rev. Virginia Rickeman at Wilson Chapel Aug. 18

Sun, 08/11/2019 - 8:45am

The Rev. Virginia Rickeman will lead the service at the Wilson Memorial Chapel on Ocean Point on Sunday, Aug. 18. Alan Wingard will serve as our organist. The service is at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome.

Virginia "Ginger" Rickeman grew up in Massachusetts spending summers in Boothbay Harbor. After graduating from Masconomet Regional High School, she obtained a B.S. in biology from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in horticulture from the University of Minnesota. Rev. Rickeman earned her master of divinity from United Theological Seminary in Minnesota.

Ordained in the United Church of Christ, she served for 11 years as an associate minister at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. Ginger then accepted a call to West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel, Maine, ministering there for nine years before retiring in Boothbay, where she shares a home with her best friend, Vicki. Rev. Rickeman enjoys visiting her sons and their families: Matthew and son Jones in Westminster, Maryland; Thomas, Andrea and their children Eleanor and Henry in Tustin, California.

Favorite activities include giving weekly tours at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, ringing in her church bell choir, knitting, gardening, and playing with her Australian shepherd.