Greg AsimakoupoulosReverend Greg Asimakoupoulos was appointed chaplain at Covenant Shores, a Covenant Retirement Community located at 9150 Fortuna Dr., Mercer Island, Wash.

In his new position, Rev. Asimakoupoulos will provide pastoral care and counseling to Covenant Shores’ 360 residents. In addition to leading the campus’ spiritual enrichment program, he will visit Covenant Shores’ residents in all settings — residential retirement, assisted living, memory support and health care — as well as when they’re in the hospital or other health care settings. He succeeds Rev. Bud Palmberg who served as interim chaplain following Rev. Marlowe Shoop’s retirement. Rev. Asimakoupoulos reports to Covenant Shores Executive Director Bruce Erickson.

Rev. Asimakoupoulos was lead pastor at Mercer Island Covenant Church, Mercer Island, Wash., before joining Covenant Shores. Ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church, he served at Covenant churches in California, Illinois, and Washington state, and on several denominational boards. He is the author of 12 books, hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, and a poetic blog on current events called “Rhymes and Reasons” that can be accessed at

A 1983 Master of Divinity graduate of North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Rev. Asimakoupoulos has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and Biblical literature from Seattle Pacific University, 1974. He also studied at the Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem, Israel; and Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, Calif.

He lives in Mercer Island, Wash.

Nationally accredited Covenant Shores is one of 14 retirement communities nationwide that are administered by Skokie, Ill.-based Covenant Retirement Communities Inc. One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior services organizations, Covenant Retirement Communities operates communities in eight states and is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. For more information on Covenant Shores, call (206) 268-3000

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