Marlene Ferreira is our Director of Pastoral Care. She came to GCC in 2002 and led a small group for a few years until she became full time care giver for two of our elderly members. Marlene obtained her Bachelor's in Theology (BA) part time while working as a teller in a bank and she obtained her Advanced Bachelor's in Theology (BTh) full time while at seminary. Both degrees were obtained at the University of the Free State in South Africa from 1985 to 1993. She was ordained and licensed as a pastor in South Africa in 1995 where she pastored for 2 years. As a senior leader, she had oversight of an elderly care center and provided pastoral care for the congregation. Because of her South African accent, her friends are convinced that she talks funny.