The Gebert Society
Established in 2021

In 1916, plans began for Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church at Greenwood and Mauch Chunk streets. Excavation began in 1925 under the watchful eyes of the Rev. Dr. George A. Gebert. Three years later, the new church was dedicated in the midst of the Great Depression. “This is his [Gebert’s] dream fulfilled,” said a speaker at the dedication. Members of The Gebert Society have made gifts through planned giving to ensure that dream continues to serve Zion’s members and its community.

Persons welcomed into the Gebert Society have made bequests to Zion or have included Zion in their estate planning.

Mr. Donald Becker

Mr. and Mrs. John Brown

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Purnell

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Shafer

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schissler

Ruth Stibgen

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wagner

Minerva Wagner