George Butterfield

Legal Reference Librarian
Creighton School of Law Library

More about me:

I am the Legal Reference Librarian at the Creighton University Law School Library and have been here since August of 2007. I also teach Legal Research to first year law students and Advanced Legal Research to second and third year law students.

My wife, Deb, and I have been married since 1970. She grew up in Oklahoma City and I migrated south from southwestern Pennsylvania. God has blessed us with three children and four living grandchildren. I spent the first thirty years of our marriage as a minister so our family moved a lot. We have lived in several states, including Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, and California. We tend to enjoy wherever we happen to be at the time.

I enjoy walking, reading, playing with my Pekingnese, Lizzie, and seeing my grandkids grow up. I am trying to be a better grandparent than I ever was a parent. I am a Catholic deacon, having been ordained by Archbishop George Lucas on May 5, 2012. I serve the archdiocese as the Coordinator of Pastoral Formation in the Permanent Diaconate program and Deb and I are parishioners at St. Gerald in Ralston.

Writing these reflections:

There is nothing to compare with reflecting on scripture. I feel privileged to participate in these daily reflections and hope to contribute in my own small way to our efforts here at Creighton. Although we don’t know whether or not St. Francis ever said it, one idea associated with him is that we preach the gospel always and, when necessary, use words. May these reflections be gospel words, good news, of our gracious Lord Jesus Christ.

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