Meet the Card Shark, Grace Berlo

The retired Methodist minister Grace Berlo has called Lakeshore Apartments home since 2005. She is a mother and grandmother whose loving spirit is evident to everyone she meets. What’s not so clear…reading what hand she’s playing!

  • Graduate of Otterbein and Methodist Theological Seminary
  • Former high school health and physical education teacher
  • Often preaches at our chapel vesper services
  • Plays bridge and pinochle with other residents

Grace learned about Copeland Oaks when, during her years as pastor, she brought youth groups to the campus for intergenerational experiences.  She said, “I knew that I wanted to live there someday.”

Our very own card shark with a heart of gold learned to play euchre and cribbage in college and later, “got hooked” on bridge during her time as a homemaker.

Since moving to Copeland Oaks, Grace frequently plays duplicate bridge with several groups. She also enjoys pinochle.

At age 37, Grace enrolled in the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio. She served Akron area churches for nearly 30 years. Although retired, she continues what she calls her On Call Ministry. “I help wherever the Spirit sends me – be it family, friends, neighbors, or people I have never met.”