Lycoming College Class of 1972

50 CELEBRATION BOB COOMBE 10 Bob Coombe 389 E. Gorgas Lane Philadelphia, PA 19119 (267) 303-6359 Employment Working Employer First United Methodist Church of Germantown Position Lead Pastor Children Jeff Coombe (38) and Jessica Coombe Treacy (35) Grandchildren James Coombe (20), Ethan Coombe (9), Thomas Coombe (6), Marissa Treacy (6), and Savanah (4) Community Involvement Christian Jewish Allies for Peace in Palestine/ Israel, Methodist Home for Children, Philadelphia Unemployment Project, Northwest Victim Services, and Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center Lycoming Memories Dr. Jack McCrary, Paul Neufer, and Bill Urbrock Lycoming Involvement Band Lyco Friends Mark Cleary, Kate Sudekum, Jim Fleming, Don Hughes, Ron Schellhase, and Bruce Buckley Stay in Touch Ron Schellhase Post-Lycoming Degree Garrett Theological Seminary, Theology Wesley Theological Seminary, M. Divinity, Theology (1978) Interests VISTA Volunteer, camping, fishing trips to Canada, and social justice advocate Difference Lycoming Made Being at Lycoming College in 1968-1972 was a powerful and conflicted time with the Peace Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and Feminist Movement, which all helped to shape my life and values Post-Lycoming Experiences 47 years pastoring churches from W. Virginia (2 years) to Philadelphia and suburbs (45 years) Three trips to Palestine/Israel My time in NYC as a VISTA volunteer representing the poor in “fair hearings” Greatest Accomplishment Being pastor of a progressive congregation for the past seven years in Philadelphia, sheltering two families in sanctuary for two years, sparing them from deportation. Advocating for peace in Palestine/Israel. Receiving the Community Service Award from LaSalle University. Reunion? Yes