Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Pastoral problem: Minister dies after wedding rehearsal.
An obituary in yesterday's Boston Globe reported that retired UU minister Richard Kimball, 72, died in his sleep while away from home to officiate at a wedding:
Rev. Kimball was in Westerly, R.I., last month to perform a wedding when he died unexpectedly on June 23, hours before the ceremony. He had attended the rehearsal the night before and retired to a bed-and-breakfast. When he did not arrive to perform the ceremony at 2 p.m. the next day, it was discovered that he had died during the night. The wedding was performed by another minister who had been at the rehearsal and had listened to Rev. Kimball interact with the couple.
I'm pondering how that other minister stepped into Kimball's shoes. What an unusual pastoral emergency!
("Richard Kimball, 72, his ministry not limited by church walls," Gloria Negri, Boston Globe 7.24.07)
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 25 July 2007 at 8:29 AM