About Me

I’ve been retired from Parish ministry for 18 years but I’m busy doing things I love such as: spending time with family and friends, writing, teaching, traveling, conducting ceremonies and staying as healthy as possible everyday. I do a great deal of this with my dear wife, Linda. We have been married 36 years … the best years of my entire life.

 

L-R: John Murphy, Elizabeth Murphy–died at 100 and ½ – Al Deitrick, My mother, Florence (baby), Sadie Murphy-Deitrick, Effie Murphy, Eddie Murphy. Sadie was the only one of these three who married. They owned a farm in Oceloa, Iowa. Al and Sadie, owned a farm 5 miles West of St. Peter, MN. My Grandmother, Sadie Murphy was born in Compromise Township, IL on September 15, 1882. Married Fremont Church Clark County, Iowa on February 12, 1906. Alvia was 32 and Sadie 22.

My mother, Florence, sister, Gloria, myself, my father, George Sr. My Dad died 2 weeks after this photo was taken. He was 39. My mother never remarried; she died at age 88. My sister died in 2011 at age 72.

My Education


1968 - San Francisco Theological Seminary, M.Div. www.sfts.edu

1968 – Ordained, Presbyterian Church (USA)

1965 - B.S. Los Angeles Pacific College




My Vocation


1968 – 1972 - Member, Presbytery of the Pacific, pacificpresbytery.org 1968 – 2001 – Served 4 churches as Pastor. St. Andrews in Redondo Beach, First Presbyterian in San Leandro, Newark Presbyterian and Sausalito Presbyterian. All in California. served as Pastor - sausalitopres.org - 26+ years 1975 – present. Member of The Presbytery of the Redwoods, redwoodspresbytery.org 1972 – 1974 - Member, San Francisco Presbytery, presbyteryofsf.org 2001 – present, Pastor Emeritus, Sausalito Presbyterian Church, sausalitopres.org 2004 - 2006, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living at baysidemarin.com 2006 – 2011, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living at Mayflower Recovery in San Rafael, CA (No longer operating) 2011 – 2012, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living, Alta Mira Recovery 2012 – 2014, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living, mountainviewrecovery.com 2014 –2015, Published, "I Hear You're Afraid or Dying or Afraid Someone You Love Will Die Before You” 2017-2018 1968 – 1972 - Member, Presbytery of the Pacific, pacificpresbytery.org 1968 – 2001 – Served 4 churches as Pastor. St. Andrews in Redondo Beach, First Presbyterian in San Leandro, Newark Presbyterian and Sausalito Presbyterian. All in California. served as Pastor - sausalitopres.org - 26+ years 1975 – present. Member of The Presbytery of the Redwoods, redwoodspresbytery.org 1972 – 1974 - Member, San Francisco Presbytery, presbyteryofsf.org 2001 – present, Pastor Emeritus, Sausalito Presbyterian Church, sausalitopres.org 2004 - 2006, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living at baysidemarin.com 2006 – 2011, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living at Mayflower Recovery in San Rafael, CA (No longer operating) 2011 – 2012, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living, Alta Mira Recovery 2012 – 2014, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living, mountainviewrecovery.com 2014 –2015, Published, "I Hear You're Afraid or Dying or Afraid Someone You Love Will Die Before You” 2017-2018, Counselor and teacher of Spiritual Living, Alta Mira Recovery, Sausalito, CA




My Publications


1960 – present – 1000 + poems 1978 – Parables About You. A dozen short stories, Unpublished 1987 – A Personal Journey from Fundamentalist To Mystic, Unpublished 1982 – Congratulations, I Hear You’re Getting Married, booklet 1982 – Transformation is an Inside Job: The Internal University 1992 – The Marriage Maze, 50 tools for creating a healthy marriage 2010 – Extinction, An unpublished novel 2012 – A Guide for Spiritual Living 2013 - I Hear You're Engaged, eBook 2013 - I Hear You're Contemplating Divorce, eBook 2015 - I Hear You're Afraid of Dying or Afraid Someone You Love Will Die Before You. text & eBook





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