Jeffry Hendrix: Former United Methodist Minister

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February 28, 2011

When Jeffry Hendrix first heard the classical music piece Sheherazade at age 5, he was moved to tears.  It was his introduction to the truth, beauty and goodness of the Creator.  It inspired him to begin playing the violin two years later; eventually leading him to study music at DePauw University.  But between his first and second years there, he heard the call to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Pastor.  He changed his major to religious studies, graduated, and then obtained his Master’s in Divinity degree at Duke University.  For the next 20 years, Jeffry served as a Methodist pastor in the Virginia Conference.  It was during that time, he began spending time at the Trappist Holy Cross Abbey in Berryville, VA and slowly inched his way to the Catholic Church.  In 2001, Jeffry converted and became a teacher at a Catholic elementary school.  In 2008, he had a cancerous kidney removed, which inspired him to pen the book, A Little Guide for your Last Days.  Sadly, Jeffry passed away on June 28, 2011, only four months after sharing the story of his journey home.