Here If You Need Me
by Kate Braestrup
This is the memoir of a woman who decided to become a minister after her state trooper husband was killed in a car accident. He had planned to become a minister after he retired from law enforcement, so she decided to do it in his stead. After getting her degree from the Bangor Theological Seminary, she becomes a chaplain for the Maine Warden Service. These men and women perform search and rescue operations, and she describes their actions involving a lost child, a woman with Alzheimer's, a woman who had committed suicide, and two fatal accidents. She says her role is a "ministry of presence," and her respect and affection for the men and women who risk their lives to save others or to recover victims so that their families can grieve is obvious.