Donald Edmonds Kinloch passed away on June 4, 2022, after a short illness. He was born in Hawick, Scotland on December 16, 1941, to Alexander MacDonald Edmonds and Catherine Kinloch Edmonds.
He received his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity degrees from the University of Edinburgh and New College and won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Columbia University in New York City. While at Columbia he was a Resident Scots Fellow and earned the degree of Master of Systemic Theology.
He was ordained as a minister in 1969 by the Church of Scotland and in 1974 immigrated to the US to pastor a church in Norfolk, Virginia where he met and married his wife, Susan. In 1979 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.
He continued his church ministries in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Northbrook, Illinois where he retired after a 17-year pastorate. While in Illinois he was active in the Illinois St. Andrews Society, a Scottish heritage and charity organization, where he was elected Chairman of the Board from 1997-1999.
After his retirement, he continued to serve as an Interim Pastor to churches in Martinsville, Indiana and Petoskey, Michigan. He also served on the Committee on Ministry in the Mackinac Presbytery. In 2019 the church he attended, East Jordan Presbyterian, held a celebration of his 50th anniversary of Ordination in the Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Susan and sons Gordon and Graham (Jessica) and brother, Angus.
A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of East Jordan on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 11 AM.
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