The Rev K.D. ‘Casey’ McKibbon (BA; MDiv)
Founder, Clergy Support Memorial Church
Clergy Abuse – A Study (Now the Clergy Support Network)
Casey left a successful career in business to enter the Church. He holds two bachelor’s degrees in English and Philosophy (Laurentian University), and a M.Div. degree (University of Toronto).
Casey served the United Church of Canada beginning in 1967 as a student minister and resigned in 1999 as an Ordained Minister. He was ordained by that same denomination in 1974.
Very soon after Casey resigned from the order of ministry of the United Church, he began Clergy Support Memorial Church to help bullied and abused clergy. The most important part of the Mission of the Clergy Support Memorial Church, in Casey’s opinion, is the ability of Clergy Support to restore credentials to pastors who have had their credentials lifted unjustly, thus restoring them to ministry and bringing healing to the wider Church.
In his ministry to minister families (which started in his student minister days), it is estimated he has supported well over 3000 ministers during the past 50 years.
For more on his ministry see the Clergy Support website.
In May 1993, McKibbon was awarded the Canada 125 Confederation Medal from the Government of Canada for this pioneering ministry with clergy of all faith traditions who feel unfairly treated by a Congregations or a Church Bureaucracy.
The Fellowship took Clergy Support Memorial Church as its name to honour all the clergy who died from various illnesses during their struggle to receive justice from the various denominations they served.
As for hobbies, Casey raises ‘wild’ Ontario orchids and many other native wild plants. He is an expert tree planter and organic gardener. He has a deep love and respect for nature and spends as much time as possible watching birds, feeding deer in his backyard and any other wildlife that comes his way especially his personal flock of wild turkeys.
He loves and respects all creatures especially his two dogs and a cat. Through them he has learned that all animals also have rights and need advocates!
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