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April 6, 2022

Bill Evertsberg’s Sabbatical

Written by: Julia Smolucha

Bill Evertsberg and Doogie

As Bill Evertsberg prepares for his long-planned sabbatical, the rest of the Kenilworth Union staff and ministry are positioned to help with the congregations’ needs in his absence.

Worship and congregational care continue to be our top priorities as a church, and should you need the help or advisement of a minister while Bill is out, please reach out to Katie Lancaster (847-853-2631) or Christine Hides (847-853-2106).

John Sharp (847-853-2003) will be able to answer organizational questions and Board President Meg Revord will be available as well. During business hours (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.), Bill’s ministerial colleague Karen Gaynor (847-853-2636) can answer questions and know how to get in touch with Kathy and Bill, and in emergencies you can always call Bill’s cell phone: 203-249-5549.

As always, we welcome your general questions at the church’s main phone number (847-251-4272), where you can reach our wonderful administrative team.

Bill will be out of the building from April 19–the end of June, when he will return for the summer before serving as the August chaplain in Northport Point, Michigan, as he does every year.

Please join us in praying for a restful, restorative sabbatical for Bill and Kathy, whom we look forward to welcoming back in the warmer weather.

The Evertsberg’s Sabbatical Journal

Sabi means Fear: Life is Beautiful, Vulnerable, and Precious

We wish we could lament with you at this time. The Reverend Dr. William A. EvertsbergHi friends, it's Bill Evertsberg. I'm speaking to you on Friday, May 27. This is day 39 of our sabbatical. We're at the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, which is adjacent to Kruger National Park [...]

Kathy Evertsberg, South Africa, Friday, May 27

Sabi Sabi Game Reserve Hi everyone, it's Kathy Evertsberg. We're sending our greetings from the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. The lodge that we're staying is right to my right here, and the view out behind me is what we wake up to every morning. We're having a fabulous [...]

WAE Sighting in Kenilworth

Kathy (photographer) shot a picture of Doogie, Bill, Laura and Bruce Linger in Idaho. A few WAE sightings were reported this week at Kenilworth Union as Bill and Kathy changed their luggage from their western states National Park tour to their Southern Africa expedition: Cape Town, Robben Island, and Victoria [...]

A Coincidence at the Grand Canyon

Kathy Evertsberg Hello Friends! My name is Kathy Evertsberg. I'm married to one of the ministers at Kenilworth Union Church. As you can tell, I'm channeling words and looks from my husband while taping this video. He's my videographer, say hello Bill. "Hello Kenilworth Union Church! I miss [...]

Zion National Park Court of the Four Patriarchs

Bill and Kathy Evertsberg’s Sabbatical April 30, 2022 Hi Kenilworth Union Church, it's Bill Evertsberg. I'm recording this on Saturday, April 30. Some of you went to the Outreach Benefit last night on April 29. Thanks to the Schaffs and the McGregors for bidding against each other and [...]

Zion National Park: The Organ, The Great White Throne, and Angels Landing

Bill and Kathy Evertsberg’s Sabbatical April 30, 2022 Hi Kenilworth Union Church, it's Bill Evertsberg. It's Saturday, April 30. I think it's day 13 of my sabbatical. We're at Zion National Park. Mormons settled this place so they called this canyon Zion, which means sanctuary. The Hebrew Bible [...]