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Title: Rev. Craig Breimhorst, R.I.P.
Post by: Michael Slusser on April 25, 2020, 01:24:11 PM
As I have mentioned twice on this Forum already, Pastor Craig Breimhorst fell ill and eventually died of the coronavirus. His obituary is now available

The obituary includes a summary of his ministerial work:
"While he was in college at Mankato, Craig was active in Campus Lutheran Chapel and also began working at Grace Lutheran Church with youth, a love that he never lost throughout his life. After graduating in 1972, he continued at the church until he went on to Luther-Northwestern Seminary in St. Paul. He graduated in 1979 and began serving at First Lutheran Church in Worthington.

"In 1985 Craig, Carol and family moved to Faribault where Craig went door-to-door to invite people to the new church he was starting, Christ Lutheran Church. For thirty years he poured himself into the congregation and the community, serving not just as pastor, but also hospice chaplain, police/fire chaplain, Via de Christo and prison ministry rector, ministerial association and community leader. After he retired in 2016, he did not stop preaching or serving, but helped congregations on a part-time basis at Our Saviors Lutheran in Faribault, Saint Paul Lutheran in Pine Island and Trinity in West Concord. He also found the time to lead and go on trips with Carol, including a recent trip to the Holy Land. He was especially passionate about the church and people of Tanzania, visiting several times and teaching for three months at the seminary in Kiomboi."

May his family and friends be comforted by our Lord.

Title: Re: Rev. Craig Breimhorst, R.I.P.
Post by: Dave Benke on April 25, 2020, 06:51:57 PM
Thanks for this, Michael.  We will remember his family at St. Peter's tomorrow morning in prayers for the comfort of the Risen Christ.

Dave Benke
Title: Re: Rev. Craig Breimhorst, R.I.P.
Post by: Pastor Ken Kimball on April 25, 2020, 10:36:09 PM
Thank you Father Michael.  Though we only met once in person--2009 in the Twin Cities, cigars and drinks courtesy of another ALPB online person who no longer posts here--I have always appreciated your contributions here on line and your deep and broad sense of the church catholic, including the respect you have paid here for Rev. Breimhorst. 
Title: Re: Rev. Craig Breimhorst, R.I.P.
Post by: Michael Slusser on April 25, 2020, 10:43:40 PM
Craig and I met only once, to my knowledge. It was a day of recollection for the Faribault ministerium. I know others of that group, however, so my appreciation of his Christian and pastoral qualities has been reinforced through them.

He is also the first pastor I know who died of CoVID19.
Thank you, Ken, for your kind words.