Many member and friends of Church in the Forest extend their financial support to future generations through a Legacy Gift in their wills, trusts, estate plans, various types of life income, or outright gifts. All Legacy Gifts are invested in the church’s Fund for the Future, which provides for the capital budget of the church. In addition, Legacy givers are honored as members of the church’s Legacy Circle. If you have already included the church in your estate plans, please notify us so that we may thank you and include you in the Legacy Circle.
Among us is a generous gentleman who finds joy in sharing.
George Dreibelbies has lived in Pacific Grove since 1997 when he moved from Atlanta. He followed his sister, Nancy Reiley, and his mother to the Monterey Peninsula after a career as an aeronautical engineer at Lockheed in Atlanta.
George is a graduate of Penn State University. Football has been important to him since school days when he played guard for his high school football team. He spent ten years in the U.S. Air Force which gave him the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology. George was recruited by Lockheed Martin where he was challenged by the demands of his varied assignments and roles.
When asked about his unusual surname, George recounts visiting Switzerland and, near Basel, finding a small town cemetery filled with headstones marking the graves of his ancestors. How very moving this must have been. The Dreibelbies first came to America in 1732.
In retirement George enjoys sharing time with his sister Nancy Reiley and her large family. He follows football with enthusiasm and enjoys the job of managing his investments. Reading is a favorite pastime. His Pacific Grove home is a haven and base for pursuing his many interests. As he meets the challenges of growing older, George is grateful for delivery services provided by Amazon, CVS, and Safeway that make staying in his home doable.
George says that “the long term future of Church in the Forest” is important to him. Therefore he has remembered our church in his will.George says, “For those who have the resources to do so, helping to ensure the future of Church in the Forest can provide much joy.”
_+_+_+_George Dreibelbies died (October 10, 2019). With a part of the proceeds of Mr. Dreilbelbies’ bequest, Church in the Forest donated funds to Casa de Noche Buena as a memorial to this fine gentleman.
Are you interested in providing for the church in your will? Please speak with one of the pastors who will assist you in creating your own satisfaction of giving.