Rev. Marguerite Joan Killip
January 30, 1918 - May 25,1997
She was born in Sacramento, California, and lived most of her life in the South Bay Area. Rev Joan was a mother to six children; three daughters and a son, and later adopted two step-sons from her marriage to Walter S. Killip of 39 years. She also had five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Rev Joan was a graduate from San Jose State University. Her prior career was in teaching educationally handicapped children for the Santa Cruz County School System.
Rev Joan's life long spiritual journey eventually lead her to Divine Science where she was ordained in June 1985, at the age of 67, in Denver, Colorado by the Divine Science Federation International. April 1985-April 1990, she Co-Ministered with Rev Jim Bond at the Divine Science Church of Truth of San Jose, California (today the Divine Science Community Center). Then in late 1990, she came out of retirement for six months to Co-Minister with her daughter Rev Christine Emmerling. Until shortly before her transition, Rev. Joan continued to support the Sunday Service in giving the meditation, and she also maintained the Dial-A-Prayer. In great appreciation from the Divine Science Community Center for the Love and Light of Truth she shared with us.