I was stunned last Wednesday to learn that my friend and long time editor at Westminster John Knox Press, Stephanie Egnotovich, had died suddenly. She contracted a systemic infection that doctors were unable to stop.
Stephanie had been my editor on several books. She was a vigorous advocate for Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality and gave me encouragement from my first mention of the idea to her.
My family had long planned a party for this past weekend to celebrate publication of my new book. We began with a minute of silence, remembering Stephanie and praying for her beloved family.