Bishop C. Andrew Doyle of Texas has offered a statement after a plane crash near Kerrville killed six people:
We pray for Jeffrey Weiss, Stuart and Angie Kensinger, Mark Damien Scioneaux, Reagan Miller and Marc Tellepsen.
In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to Almighty God our friends Jeff, Stuart, Angie, Mark, Reagan, and Marc and we commit them to you. The Lord bless them and keep them, and the Lord make his face to shine upon them and be gracious to them, the Lord lift up his countenance upon them and give them peace. Amen.
… Jeff Weiss was known by many friends at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. By now, many know how he volunteered his time for charities by providing flights for medical and humanitarian missions and for special needs kids. Angie was known as a beloved mentor and coach, Stuart as a mentor and visionary for peace. Marc was known as a beloved member of his family and talented garden designer. I knew Marc and both Angie and Stuart personally, and they loved and cherished their family and their church communities. I was shocked and truly grieved by the news of their loss. My heart and prayers go out to all of their families. I will miss them, the church will miss them, their wide circle of friends will miss them. The lives of these individuals affect many across our diocese and church who knew them personally. For instance, Stuart’s ministry with Jerusalem Peacebuilders and work with the The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem meant that prayers were sent early this morning from Jerusalem by Archbishop Suheil Dewani as they join us who mourn the loss of a gifted and generous friend.