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The Rev. Canon William A. Kolb
Memphis, TN

An alumnus of the University of Florida and of the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, Bill spent ten years in the business world and the mental health services field before entering a career in ordained ministry. He has served parishes in South Carolina, Missouri, New York, Mississippi and Tennessee. His primary work has been parish ministry and pastoral care, with an emphasis on bereavement support. Bill preaches as a “supply” priest at various parishes when and where needed. He has four grown children and two grandchildren, and lives with his wife Melinda Shoaf Kolb, a writer, in Memphis.

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