Former BC Mission Boat Executive Director called home

Kathy Bender poses with a child blessed through the BC Mission Boat Society's ministry.

Kathy Bender poses with a child blessed through the BC Mission Boat Society’s ministry.

PARKSVILLE, B.C. – Kathy Bender, former Executive Director and Missionary with the BC Mission Boat Society (BCMBS) passed away April 18 after a five year struggle with cancer.

In an announcement on its Facebook page, the BC Mission Boat Society called Kathy “a great friend.” “We mourn her passing,” it read, “but celebrate Christ’s triumph over the grave; Kathy’s soul is now in heaven.”

Kathy Bender served on the Board of Directors of the BCMBS as President from 2001-2007. In 2003, she left her former career to join BCMBS as a part-time outreach worker, and was instrumental in helping the ministry transition from summer ministry to year-round ministry. She became Executive Director in 2007.

A memorial service for Kathy was held April 22 at the Bradley Centre in Parksville, B.C.

The BC Mission Boat Society is an affiliated outreach organization of Lutheran Church-Canada.

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Posted By: Matthew Block
Posted On: April 26, 2013
Posted In: Headline, Mission News, National News,

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