REV. C. HANDLEE VIGE
The Rev. C. Handlee Vige, known affectionately as Pastor V, is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Because of the full communion partnership between the Protestant Episcopal Church USA and the ELCA, Pastor V has been appointed by the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast to serve as our Priest-in-Charge.
Pastor V was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, the son of Hans G. and Wilhelmina A. Vige. After graduation from high school, he attended Newberry College, Newberry SC graduating in 1969. He was ordained June1 st , 1973 after graduating from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC. During his 40+ years of ministry, Pastor V served three parishes in Florida: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Ft. Walton Bch., St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Melbourne and Apostles Lutheran Church, Brandon.
Pastor V and his wife Lynne were married in 1979 and have two grown children, Beth and Tim. Beth and her husband, Philippe Chambas have two sons, Wylie and Miles. Tim and his wife, Christina, are hopeful to have children at some point in the future. Both Beth and Tim and their families live in the Columbia area of South Carolina.