He’s still serving others.
Details, from the Post Crescent in Wisconsin:
Tending to the needs of others is a natural part of Gary Crevier’s character.
“My whole life has been of service, people helping people,” said Crevier, 69, of Appleton.
During his childhood, his parents were foster parents.
“That whole aspect of reaching out to people was there,” he said.
He spent time on missions, was a Catholic priest for 23 years and, after leaving ministry in 1991 to get married, worked in low-income housing and then was a social worker at the Oshkosh Correctional Institution. There he became a certified substance abuse counselor and certified licensed social worker for the state of Wisconsin.
His desire to help others led him to join the Fox Valley Warming Shelter in 2007.
Along the way, many role models have helped to keep him involved.
“My personal spiritually is a big part of all of that,” he said. “My identity flows from who I am.”