Getting to Know: Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson has been a lifelong member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She is of Swedish ancestry like the founders of Gloria Dei. She has not only participated in church groups since childhood but also as an adult has been a member of the Adult Choir and in numerous other leadership positions. She was the first president of our Endowment Fund and directed the writing of its constitution, which helped secure the growth of more…

Getting to Know: Akisch Lenus

When you first meet, Akisch Lenus, the first thing you will notice is his friendly smile, sense of humor and the way his faith is reflected in every part of his life. Akisch Lenus has been attending Gloria Dei Church since he was a young boy. He grew up with a many of he other youth on Sears Ave and he has a lot of great memories of Gloria Dei youth hour. Akisch’s family attended more…

Getting to Know: Dulce Espinal

Dulce means sweet- I born in Santiago, Dominican Republic. I have a big family, 4 brothers and 5 sisters. I’ve been living in the United State for around 20 years. I work at T.F. Green Airport of Rhode Island as Breaker Cashier, but I love to do personal business. I sell jewelries and accessories. One of the most exciting thing in my life right now is my great achievement. I am expecting my graduation in more…

Getting to Know: Dr. Gloria Shafaee-Moghadam

When Dede asked me to write a ”Getting to Know You” entry about my mom for the newsletter, I was overwhelmed because there is A LOT ”to know” in that 5’1” little woman of almost seventy. For almost nineteen years Dr. Gloria Shafaee-Moghadam has been a teacher of Marines and Sailors, as well as a second mother to some at the Newport Navy Base. Her passion for education and expanding her students’ minds has left more…