Dear Family & friends
As some of you know, Kathryn Brenson passed away on July 1, 2019. She will be missed by many. I am sending this to the contacts in her phone, although I am certain I missed some. Please share this with others who knew her. There is also information posted in Facebook on her personal page, and others including the West Central Region page, the Unity Ministers Discussion Group page, and the Unity Ministers Resource Sharing page.
Over the course of nearly forty years, Kathryn devoted her life to being a minister, reverend, and spiritual teacher, helping others find their inner truth. Along the way, she became one of the most enlightened spirits many of us knew. She believed in there being only One God – with God being universal truth and called by many names of many faiths. In her words, “God is the Source of and the Life Force, flowing through the Universe, flowing through everything that is. God is an energy field of creative consciousness, awareness, and love.”
She may have chosen July as the time to return to the light. One of her favorite books to read was the Twelve Powers of Man by Charles Fillmore, the co-founder of Unity. In it, he wrote of the month of July as being associated with an Understanding of inner truth. Kathryn lived an extraordinary life with her mind in tune with her spirit. As Richard Bach wrote in Jonathan Livingston Seagull, “Don't believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding. Find out what you already know and you will see the way to fly.” Kathryn's spirit is now soaring in the golden light. She had served many churches and centers throughout the country.
Kathryn leaves behind two sons, two daughters (in-law), three grandsons, one granddaughter, two sisters, one nephew, one grandnephew, one grandniece, and many loving friends and family. Kathryn was very grateful for the outpouring of love and support in her final weeks. A special thank you to Ginny Linsley, Rachel Lucatorto M.D., Sonya Milton, Joe Sloan, Maggie Oman Shannon, Shell Redfern, and Monica Hart.
Regardless of any affiliation, all are welcome to celebrate the love she shared with all who knew her. Charitable donations may be made to:
Unity Worldwide Spiritual Institute (UWSI)
1901 NW Blue Parkway
Unity Village, MO 64065-0001
Love and Blessings,
To listen to a recording of Rev. Kathryn Brenson's last talk entitled "Let Love Guide You" and meditation, Click Here.
About Rev. Kathryn Brenson
(Adapted from a letter about Rev. Kathryn written by her friend and colleague Rev. Joe Sloan) Rev. Kathryn Brenson passed from this life on July 1, just three weeks from the time she fell ill from a rare untreatable disease. She was on her way to conduct a service at her latest assignment at Unity of Davis, California, when she collapsed and was taken to the hospital. She said it was the first time she had been admitted to a hospital since 1956.
So many of us are saddened by the all-too-abrupt passing of Kathryn. Those who knew her so well find it hard to believe that she will no longer be blessing us with her wisdom and her supporting love. She was an example of what a minister is called to be. I love the story that she showed up a Unity Village and informed them that she was “here to become a Unity minister.” They kindly told her that she needed to do a few things first. She did that and came back, achieving her ordination while working part time, raising two little boys and getting a college degree on the side. This is not surprising to those of us who knew her.
Kathryn went on to serve ministries in Olathe, Kansas, when she was in ministerial school; Charlottesville, Virginia; Pensacola, Florida; Auburn, California; Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and—in California—ministries in Santa Rosa, Sonora, Modesto, San Francisco, and finally
Davis. She also became ordained as a Religious Science Minister after “retiring” and served a Center for Spiritual Living in Cape Coral, Florida. She was a frequent speaker and teacher at many ministries, bringing calmness and peace where needed.
Kathryn seemed more content and at peace in the last year of her life than at any time over the many years those of us who were close to her remember. It seemed she left when she was at the “top of her game.” Seems like a great way to go. We will miss you dearly, Kathryn.
Rev. Joe Sloan, Unity West Central Regional Consultant
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