A Letter from President Dr. Daniel R. Lockwood
Dear Multnomah Family and Friends Worldwide:
I just received word this morning that Dr. Joe Aldrich, Multnomah's third president, has passed into the presence of the Lord. He was surrounded by his wife, Ruthe, his two children, Kristi and Stephen, and other members of his family. While his Parkinson's condition was progressively degenerating for many years, he recently took a severe turn for the worse. Last weekend, he lapsed into a coma and the doctors told Ruthe he did not have long to live.
This morning the Lord took him home.
A Memorial Service For Dr. Joe
- Lake Grove Presbyterian Church
- Lake Oswego, Oregon
- Friday, February 20, 2009
- 2:00 PM
Dr. Joe provided important leadership for Multnomah during a significant time of transition. The author of many books, his book Lifestyle Evangelism became a classic. His vision was the impetus for the founding of Multnomah Biblical Seminary, and he pioneered the pastoral prayer summits, shepherding them into what is know today as International Renewal Ministry. His love for students and his lasting imprint on Multnomah is memorialized in the naming of the Joseph C. Aldrich Student Center (JCA) dedicated in 2007.
What You Can Do
I know that Ruthe and the family would cherish deeply your prayers in this dark valley of their loss. We will collect your written condolences, print them, and send them to the Aldrich family.
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Update (2/17/09): We released a formal Multnomah University press release that details some of the accomplishments of Joe Aldrich's life.
Update(2/19/09): The Oregonian has done a nice writeup about Dr. Joe Aldrich.