Rev. Janet Lynne Avery

1 Dec 1945 – 13 Jul 2018

Rev. Janet Lynne Avery, born 1 December 1945 in Rochester, New York, USA, died on 13 July 2018 at Southside Regional Medical Center, in Petersburg, VA, at 72 years of age.

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Rev. Delores P. Berry

February 15, 1951- August 8, 2017

Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC) leaders grieved the death of Delores Berry who transitioned on August 8, 2017. She left behind a host of clergy and so many friends who were grateful to have known her.

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Rev. Dr. James Stephen Burns (Jim)

8 September 1958 – 12 December, 2017

Rev. Dr. James Stephen Burns (Jim) passed away December 12, 2017 at the age 59. At the time of his death, he was the Pastor for Water of Life MCC, in Tucson AZ, where he had been for almost three years. It is the family’s wish that memorials be sent to Water of Life MCC, 3269 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, Arizona, USA, 85719.

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Rev. Houston Burnside, Jr.

It is with heavy and aching hearts we share the passing of Rev. Houston Burnside, Jr.

Rev. Houston’s husband Bruno Giebultowski, his step-mom Connie Burnside, other family members, and Pastor Dan were with him when he transitioned peacefully to heaven this afternoon.

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Rev. Ken Carroll

Rev. Ken Carroll, Interim Pastoral Leader (IPL) of The Rock MCC, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, died unexpectedly on 11 December 2018. He was 52 years old.

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Rev. Gina Lynn (kangas) Chapman

REV. GINA LYNN (KANGAS) CHAPMAN returned to God on Thursday, August 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm in Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, C, surrounded by loved ones.

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Rev. David Farrell

Rev. David Farrell, Pastor Emeritus, MCC San Diego, passed peacefully into eternal rest last evening.

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Rt. Rev. Grant Lynn Ford, DHL

April 2, 1939 – March 16, 2019

The following is a reprint from an announcement by Rev. Durrell Watkins, Senior Minister, Sunshine Cathedral, following the passing of the Right Reverend Grant Lynn Ford.

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Rev. Todd Ira Goewey

27 March 1955 -14 November 2018

Rev. Todd Ira Goewey passed away November 14, 2018, following a brief illness. He is survived by his sister, Lynne Goewey, and a beloved friend Brice Wilson. Rev. Goewey will also be missed by the congregation of MCC Charlotte, in North Carolina, USA, where he was elected as their pastor earlier in March.

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Rev. Elder Richard Ploen

– 6 Sep 2018

Rev. Elder Richard Ploen passed away 6 September 2018. He was 91 years old and has been with Michael Ridenour, his partner, who he met at MCCLA (now Founders MCC) 45 years ago.

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Rev. Carlton Dale Mutts Rutherford, LCSW, M.Div

November 10, 1951 – July 15, 2017

The Reverend Carlton Dale Mutts Rutherford was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina and reared in Scotland Neck, a small town in northeastern North Carolina.  Scotland Neck was the home of the maternal side of his family, who traced their roots back to two slaves, Sylvia “Sylvester” and Ephraim Mutts, who still have marked graves in the area.

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