Brother James A. Parker died at Covina, California, on August 28, 2018, at the age of 87.
Born July 13, 1931, at Akron, Ohio, he was the son of William and Hattie (Hersman) Parker. Brother Parker graduated from Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky in 1954 and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary, Naperville, Illinois. He was ordained in the United Methodist ministry in 1957 and received into the Moravian Church March 2, 1986. He was consecrated a Presbyter November 1, 1987.
He was united in marriage to Irene Wojciechowski February 9, 1980 at West Covina, California. Together they served pastorates in California (Covina, Yorba Linda, Downey, Morongo). Br. Parker also served the church as a member and president of the Pacific Southwest Moravian Board. He entered into retirement July 1, 1998.
Brother Parker is survived by his wife, Irene; daughters, Ann and Laurel; step-children, Sara and E. J.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held September 29, 2018, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Covina, California. Memorial gifts were welcomed for Charter Oak Community Scholarship Foundation in Covina.