In sadness, we share the news that Rev. Sande Kimbel died on Friday, March 20, 2020.
Rev. Kimbel was an ordained elder in the Desert Southwest Conference. She graduated from the University of Colorado and University of Illinois Chicago Circle. She attended seminary at Fuller Theological Seminary and graduated in 2013. She was admitted on probation to the Desert Southwest Conference the same year she graduated. She served at Sun City, AZ: Willowbrook UMC and was admitted as a member in full connection in 2016. Rev. Kimbel is survived by her husband Bruce.
Rev. Kimbel was a very caring pastor who was deeply loved by her congregation. She taught a number of classes and spent time with people in their times of need. She was a private person who wanted the focus to be on the people she served rather than on herself.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.
Condolences can be sent to:
Mr. Bruce Kimbel
13180 N. 102nd Place
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Memorial Contributions can be sent to Willowbrook United Methodist Church, 19390 N. 99th Avenue, Sun City, AZ 85373 OR Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
We come together in grief, acknowledging our human loss. May God grant us grace, that in pain we may find comfort; in sorrow, hope; and in death, resurrection. With gratitude for the life and ministry of Rev. Sande Kimbel, please hold her family and friends in prayer at this time.