Stories

Death of a Father and a Founder

Jerry Voll, 1941 – 2021

December 14, 2021 by Joe Keiderling
Jerry and Nancy Voll in New York City, October 2016

Last month saw the death of one of Rifton’s founding fathers. Jerry Voll grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and studied for the ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.

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