Respected Adventist Spiritual Leader Loses Struggle with Cancer
By AT News Team, July 6, 2015: Pastor George “Gerry” Chudleigh, communication director for the denomination’s Pacific Union Conference, passed away last week after more than a year of struggling with cancer. He had served the Adventist denomination for more than 40 years and had a wide circle of friends praying for him around the globe.
Chudleigh was born in Southern California. He attended San Diego Academy, La Sierra University and seminary at Andrews University. He was a pastor in the Washington, Southern California, Southeastern California, Texas and Oregon conferences. He also worked for Adventist Health, Faith for Today television ministry, the North American Division and the Pacific Union Conference. He was a pioneer in youth ministry and loved the Pathfinder Club and summer camps, especially Pine Springs Ranch.
His fellow workers in the media, in pastoral ministry, in youth ministry and in denominational staff roles knew Chudleigh as a godly man and a person of great wisdom. He was looking forward to the vote this week on ordination and had been praying for some time that the “Yes” vote on the question would get majority support around the world.
He is survived by his wife, Mary. A memorial service is scheduled for Sabbath afternoon, July 25, at La Sierra University Church in Riverside, California.