A conversation with award winning author Kate Braestrup

8pm ~ Friday, June 18th
via Zoom
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Unity Hall welcomes Kate Braestrup, author of the New York Times Bestselling book Here If You Need Me among other non-fiction books and essays. in a virtual program on Friday, June 18 at 8pm.  Join Unity Hall for a special evening with this resilient, funny and uplifting woman as she shares her incredible story and wisdom. Ms. Braestrup's talk about her life and reading from her latest book Anchors & Flares, A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope and Service will be followed by a discussion. This Zoom program is free but registration is required.  You can reserve your space by submitting the form below.


Daughter of a foreign correspondent, Kate grew up around the worldin Algiers, New York City, Paris, Bangkok, Washington, DC and Sabillasville, Maryland.


Educated as a writer and artist, Kate’s life has taken many dramatic twists and turns. In 1985, she married Drew Griffith who joined the Maine State Police shortly after their wedding. They settled on the mid-coast of Maine and started a family. A decade later, Kate’s life was turned upside down when she was suddenly widowed after Drew was killed on duty in a car accident.  Left alone with four young children under the age of 9, Kate’s life was changed forever. 


Inspired by her deceased husband’s dream to become a minister, Kate entered the Bangor Theological Seminary in 1997 and was ordained in 2004.  She found her calling as chaplain to the Maine Warden Service joining the wardens as they search the wild lands and fresh waters of Maine for those who have lost their way. She also serves to offer comfort for those who wait for the ones they love to be rescued, or for their bodies to be recovered.


Kate Braestrup is the author of several non-fiction books including:Here if You Need Me, Beginner’s Grace, Marriage and Other Acts of Charity, and Anchors & Flares. To learn more about her work visit http://www.katebraestrup.com/aboutWork.html.

Ms. Braestrup will also be speaking during the Barneveld Unitarian Church Pilgrimage Service via Zoom on June 20 at 11am. For more information about that program email uubarneveld@gmail.com.