The Sonoma Valley Interfaith Ministerial Association (S.V.I.M.A.) is an organization of nineteen members representing multiple faith traditions here in the Sonoma Valley. We meet monthly to discuss and respond to the practical and spiritual needs of our community.
S.V.I.M.A. meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise arranged. The meeting begins at 12:15pm, feel free to bring your lunch.
Meetings will be held virtually until otherwise noted.
July-no meeting / Summer break
August 26/ Virtual check-in
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For religious services guidance visit: https://covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-places-of-worship.pdf
Curran Reichert, Rich Gantenbein, Chief Rodriguez, Larry Frakes, Donna Thomas (back), Manette Fairmont, Rob Goerzen, Nick Dalton (back), Peadar Dalton, John Bonnoit (back), Steve Finley (and Pip), Garnet Hyde Jr., Emily Pickens-Jones (back), and Jim Thomas. 2019
The Sonoma Valley Interfaith Ministerial Association wishes to express heartfelt condolences to the membership of Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church at the loss of their beloved Pastor Rich Gantenbein.
Rich was a founding member of the SVIMA and a champion of interfaith dialogue. Rich was always ready to do his share in service to the community; supporting the schools, serving on the board of the local hospital, work parties at Sonoma Overnight Support and a stalwart supporter of F.I.S.H. If it mattered to the Valley, it mattered to Rich. His commitment to Sonoma went beyond his role as pastor to one congregation, being of service was who he was at his core.
As faith leaders we have relied on Rich’s wealth of knowledge and generosity of spirit. He was a deep hearted man and he will be remembered by his colleagues for living a life of value with integrity. We will miss our dear friend; may he rest in peace.
Rev. Dr. Curran Reichert
Vice President, SVIMA