Catherine Clark Kroeger, Remembered
It's hard to do justice to a lifetime of Christian service in just over an hour. But for a group of 75 professors, students, and family who gathered this weekend at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary's Kaiser Chapel for the memorial service of Catherine Clark Kroeger, we came close.
Surprise and disappointment lingered over Catherine's sudden death February 14 from complications due to pneumonia, Lyme disease, and grief over the death of her spouse of 60 years, Richard Clark Kroeger Jr., who died three months ago. Yet the service focused not on her untimely passing but on her God-honoring life.
Scott Gibson, director of the Center of Preaching at Gordon-Conwell and professor of preaching and ministry, gave the call to worship and prayer. As a bulk of Catherine's work was dedicated to espousing the equality of men and women in both Christian ministries and homes—notably in The IVP Women's Bible Commentary and No Place for Abuse—it was especially significant that teachers and ...1