New York Times bestselling author Kate Braestrup, will be speaking at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, 140 Mountain Avenue on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.  Braetstrup’s memoir, chronicled in “Here if You Need Me” charts her journey from the death of her state trooper husband, leaving her a widow with four young children, to her life as the first chaplain in the Maine Forest Service.
 
In her chaplaincy she accompanies wardens as they search for individuals lost in the woods and waterways and comforts family members during the search and rescue missions. In addition,  Kate Braestrup is a source of support to her colleagues out in the wild. Her most recent memoir, “Marriage and Other Acts of Charity” is about relationships: romantic, familial, friendships. She shares her insights and humor and where God can be found in each of these.
 
 
Rev. Braestrup has also appeared on the NPR show “On Being with Krista Tippett”. Following her talk, Rev. Braestrup will be signing her books. Books are available at the Towne Book Store on E. Broad St. Ticket cost is $10 and may be purchased at the church office or Westfield@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. For additional information, please call 908-789-9097.