Oh, how I wish I could be with you to celebrate the life of one of the church’s pioneers! It sounds like you have put together a remarkable tribute to her life’s work, work that is ongoing and will continue to flourish. My prayers will be with you that weekend. I am very much aware that I never could have embarked on my journey toward ordination in this church without the witness and the blood, sweat, and tears of Katrina and her sisters and brothers. May each of us be able to come to the judgment seat knowing that others are following behind us in the path of God.
Katharine Jefferts Schori