It is with a heavy heart I relay this message. On February 14, Catherine Clark Kroeger passed away at the age of 85. (See Gordon-Conwell’s official In Memoriam Statement).
While I didn’t know Dr. Kroeger as well as some of her other students, I can say that I am a better person for having known her and having studied under her. She was a fearless educator, who forced her students to look at difficult subjects from many perspectives. Much of the research I have been involved in recently can be attributed to her early encouragement. Her brilliance was only matched by her love that she showed towards others. She will be missed greatly!
GCTS is planning a memorial service in Dr. Kroeger’s honor at the Kaiser Chapel in South Hamilton. This service will be Saturday, March 5th at 10:00. A reception is to follow in the chapel lobby. According to a recent email, every member of the GCTS community is invited to attend.