A special guest read the Old Testament lesson at the installation of B. Penrose Hoover as bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod: a female rabbinical student from New York City who wore a traditional prayer shawl and yarmulke.
As she chanted the Scripture in Hebrew and then read it in English, Hoover beamed with joy. It was his daughter, Heidi Hoover.
“What went through my heart was intense pride and love for my daughter’s charismatic presence, her poise and, yes, her faith,” said Hoover, whose installation took place in Harrisburg, Pa., in October.
|Heidi Hoover didn’t follow a typical PK’s path into ministry—she went to rabbinical school. In October she read at the installation of her dad, B. Penrose Hoover, as bishop of the Lower Susquehanna Synod.|
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