03: “She went down in the airport, and she never woke up.” (ft. Rev. Kendall Cooke)

“She went down in the airport, and she never woke up.” – 003

Welcome to an episode about making love in and through death, featuring guest and hospice chaplain Reverend Kendall Cooke. In a culture and society that’s so eager to avoid the reality of death, Kendall takes us into her stories and experiences sitting beside thousands of people as they prepare for their final moments of life and a transition into the unknown. Unsurprisingly, what Kendall finds more often than not is: love.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • what Kendall has learned about how to make love at the end of life
  • misconceptions about love and death
  • how Kendall’s faith and spiritual practice help her meet hate with love

Welcome to a conversation about making love in death.

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Reverend Kendall Cooke is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Kendall currently serves as a Hospice Chaplain for Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, VA. Kendall attended Roanoke College and Columbia Theological Seminary. Since 2007 Kendall has been serving in a variety of parish and health care settings. Kendall also serves as a Mental Health Case manager for an acute crisis center that strives to provide holistic mental health treatment to provide clients diversion from psychiatric hospitalizations.
Kendall is married to Sarah Cooke and shares home life with two hounds: a naughty beagle, Teddy, and a saintly dog, Riley.


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