Arvella Schuller, the wife of the Rev. Robert H. Schuller who helped found the Crystal Cathedral Ministries passed away on Tuesday, February 11th. Her passing has evoked fond memories for those of us whose lives she touched. The imprint that she made upon my life came in the early days of the twenty years that I served at the Crystal Cathedral.
Like many of his generation, my father served in the United States Military and attended college on a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship. Discipline was a determining factor not only for advancement in his military career but also for a successful outcome in his academic career. A member of the United States Navy, he earned a college degree at the University of Southern California, a fine university where I was privileged to follow in my father’s footsteps.
I had the honor to be the first person to play angel Gabriel in the Crystal Cathedral’s holiday spectacle, The Glory of Christmas. It’s with sadness that I have read articles detailing the financial crisis at the Crystal Cathedral.