Ms. Gerri (Caroline) Merkel, claims Nebraska as her home state.
From 1984-2014, Gerri served as a Director of Religious Education with the USA Chaplain’s Office – 20 ½ years in Germany (Augsburg, Bremerhaven, Bad Kreuznach, and Hanau) and 9 ½ years at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, retiring in 2014 with 30 years of service.
A particular growth-giving, and spiritual experience of serving as a DRE was ministering ecumenically with the many denominations/faith groups, and supporting the Chaplains, military and their families. It was/is indeed a privilege to do so.
She presently resides in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Soon she hopes to move back to Nebraska to be closer to family.