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Fr. Geof Franklin Resume
Name Fr. Geof Franklin
Education Father Geof : In addition to my Credentials of Ministry, I hold forty certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Disaster response and preparedness activities. I hold both Basic and Advanced Storm Spotter Certifications from the Nation Weather Service's Skywarn program. I have earned Letters of Recognition for Animals in Disaster, Incident Management for Schools and Principles of Emergency Management; Departmental Certificates in Disaster Management, Emergency Leadership and Planning, Emergency Management Basics and Emergency Preparedness; and an Associates of Applied Science in Emergency Management from Frederick Community College. In April of 2006 I was named a Friar of the Church by the Universal Life Seminary. I was granted honoris causa a Doctorate of Divinity by the Universal Life Church in 2003. ================================================================== Sister Barbara : In 1997 I earned an Associates in Arts for Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Atlanta. I graduated in 2001 from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Science, Consumer Foods. I became a Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009 with the Center for Breastfeeding. I was Ordained in 2010 by both the Order of the Leaf and the Universal Life Church. The Order of the Leaf elected me as a Friar of the Church in 2010 and also granted me the title of Wedding Officiant. I hold five certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Disaster response and preparedness activities. I also hold both Basic and Advanced Storm Spotter Certifications from the Nation Weather Service's Skywarn program. I was granted honoris causa a Doctorate of Divinity by the Universal Life Church in 2011.
Biography Father Geof :
I have been Ordained since the 6th of May, 1996 and since that time I have encouraged and preached the ideals of volunteer service where ever and when ever needed. My vocation was not started in religion, but in many fields including Information Technology, Law Enforcement and Blacksmithing. I have been very fortunate that regardless of where I worked I was always able to pursue my avocation and work with Non-Government Organizations for disaster relief both in the US and abroad. With a desire to refocus my attention in my local community, the Maysville Abbey was chartered and on the 21st of April, 2006 I was confirmed as Abbot.
I have been a member of the Maysville Abbey since it's inception and in April of 2006 I was elected to the post of Claustral Prior. I am a strong advocate of living better through diet, exercise and meditation. I enjoy testing new recipes in our kitchens or playing with the dogs and cats around the Abbey. I try to keep our little feathered friends fed, by working with both natural and man made bird and wildlife feeders. I became a Certified Lactation Consultant in 2009 with the Center for Breastfeeding. I was Ordained in 2010 by both the Order of the Leaf and the Universal Life Church. The Order of the Leaf elected me as a Friar of the Church in 2010 and also granted me the title of Wedding Officiant.
Speciality A majority of our time is spent in the various outreach projects of the Abbey. We are empowered by ordination to preform all ecclesiastical rites including, but not limited to, presiding at Weddings, Lifetime Commitment Ceremonies, Funerals, Baptisms, Rites of Passage and Confessions.
Associations Father Geof : I am the current License Trustee for the Maysville Abbey Amateur Radio Club. I hold a General Class Amateur Radio License and was appointed as the Emergency Communications Coordinator for the Banks County Amateur Radio Emergency Service on the 7th of October, 2008. I am also a member of the Northeast Georgia Amateur Radio Club's Volunteer Examiner team and am a Life member of the American Radio Relay League. I am a member in good standing of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). I also hold membership with the American Association Of Wedding Officiants. As a member of the President's Citizen Corps, I serve my community as an Instructor for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and serve as a Voting Member of the Banks County Citizen Corp Council. I am also a Notary Public for the County of Jackson in the State of Georgia. ================================================================== Sister Barbara : I was elected as President of the Maysville Abbey Amateur Radio Club in 2008 and again in 2010 and am an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Banks County ARES. As a member of the President's Citizen Corps, I serve my community as an Volunteer on the Banks County Community Emergency Response Team (Banks CERT).
Awards Father Geof : I am honored to be the 2011 American Red Cross, East Georgia, Citizenship Hometown Hero and was nominated as the Georgia CERT of the Year for 2010.