Concordia Announces Addition of New Chaplain, Rev. Ronald Cox

Contact: Shirley Freyer
Concordia Lutheran Ministries
Tel: 724-352-1571 x8266

Concordia Announces Addition of New Chaplain, Rev. Ronald Cox

Jefferson Twp., PA – President and Chief Executive Office Keith E. Frndak is pleased to announce that Rev. Ronald Cox will be installed on Sunday, January 28 at a special worship service in the Haven II Chapel, 148 Marwood Rd., Entrance 5, Cabot at 4 p.m.

The installation will be conducted by the third vice president of the Eastern District of the Lutheran Church –Missouri Synod who is also a Concordia chaplain, Rev. Dan Strussenberg.  

He began his duties at Concordia in this week to support the efforts of Concordia’s Chaplaincy Services.  Chaplain Cox will be located in the south region ministering to Concordia of the South Hills and home and community services in that area. Originally from Michigan, Rev. Cox graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri in 1988. In 1994 he entered the US Navy Chaplain Corps and served most recently as Command Chaplain Naval Air Facility in California. He has been highly decorated with many commendation medals.  

He is married to the former Hoan Thi Trinh of Vietnam and they have two teenage sons, Henry and Roland.  

Rev Jack Hartman, Concordia’s Director of Chaplaincy Services will be guest preacher at the service.

The addition of Chaplain Cox brings the full-time staff to eight for coverage of the spiritual needs of the 15 Concordia locations in western PA.

Frndak noted, “We are particularly blessed to welcome this servant of our Lord and pray on behalf of his efforts.”