In Memoriam: Mary-Marguerite Kohn (1950-2012)

Mary-Marguerite Kohn, a adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education at Fordham University and an affiliate faculty member at the Loyola Graduate School in Baltimore, was shot at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Endicott, Maryland, where she was co-rector. She later died at the University of Maryland Shock Trama Center. The church’s administrative assistant was also killed in the incident and the gunman, a homeless man who lived in a nearby woods, later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Dr. Kohn was a native of Montgomery, Alabama. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a master’s degree in divinity in 1992 from Duke Divinity School and was ordained in 1993. Dr. Kohn later earned a doctorate in pastoral counseling from Loyola University of Maryland.

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