Thomas & Charlie (Ella) McKenzie: May they Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory

Thomas & Charlie (Ella) McKenzie: May they Rest in Peace and Rise in Glory

Head shot of Thomas McKenzie

This morning (Monday August 23rd) Thomas McKenzie, Rector of Church of the Redeemer, Nashville, and his 22-year-old eldest child Charlie (Ella) died in an accident on Interstate 40 west of Nashville. They were driving to Santa Fe, New Mexico where Charlie was to continue studies at St. John’s College. Thomas was just beginning his well-deserved sabbatical. Thomas’ wife Laura and their daughter Sophie are now home in Nashville. 

Please keep the McKenzie family and their church community in your prayers as they navigate through this agonizing time.

Most merciful God, whose wisdom is beyond our understanding: deal graciously with those who mourn, especially Laura and Sophie. Surround them with your love, that they not be overwhelmed by their loss, but have confidence in your goodness, and strength to meet the days to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Bishop Martyn Minns