'Being' in the wild

American Public Media's 'Being' goes into the uncharted with wilderness chaplain and author Kate Braestrup:

The Maine Game Warden Service actually has a chaplain for search-and-rescue missions. A Unitarian Universalist minister and author, Kate Braestrup is called in when children disappear in the woods or when snowmobilers disappear under the ice. She likes to say that she is "religious but not spiritual" — a doer whose sense of God emerges from what happens between and among people. We hear the wisdom she draws from the world of law enforcement in the wild where, as she puts it, "the rubber meets the road" theologically.
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Kate's presence was noted during a difficult time for our family in 2007, when a snowmobile accident resulted in the death of my cousin way up in the Maine woods. I heard a term during my time studying for CPE, "the ministry of presence", where words are not needed, but healing is aided by simply "being there". Many thanks, Kate.

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