Death Cafe profile for Essie Koenig-Reinke


Location: United States

About Essie Koenig-Reinke :

Hey Y'all! 

I'm Essie (she/her). I'm a queer pastor and new mom. 


What brings you to Death Cafe?

As someone who is often invited into intimate spaces around life and death, I have come to realize just how important it is to be talking about death. Death is a sacred transition, one that leaves holes in our hearts, celbrates life, and reminds us of how deep and complicated loving one another can be. So, i'm here to talk about it, to hold space and be in community to have open honest and secular dialogue about death and dying. 


What would you like your legacy to be?

It sounds cliche but I want my legacy to be one of loving people well. I am not sure what that looks like, but it's the one thing I've been sure of my whole life. 


Thoughts for sharing:

"Death comes for all of us. For us, for our patients: it is our fate as living, breathing, metabolizing organisms. Most lives are lived with passivity toward death — it’s something that happens to you and those around you." - Paul Kalanithi


Contact Essie Koenig-Reinke



Essie Koenig-Reinke 's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: West Baltimore Death Cafe

Posted by Essie Koenig-Reinke on Oct. 13, 2022, 7:45 a.m.



With Essie Koenig-Reinke

Dec. 13, 2022, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free

As someone who is often invited into intimate spaces of life and death, I have seen seeing a real need for having honest conversations about death. And this, has led ...



Death Cafe: West Baltimore Death Cafe

Posted by Essie Koenig-Reinke on Oct. 13, 2022, 7:43 a.m.



With Essie Koenig-Reinke

Nov. 15, 2022, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free

As someone who is often invited into intimate spaces of life and death, I have seen seeing a real need for having honest conversations about death. And this, has led ...



Death Cafe write up: West Baltimore Death Cafe

Posted by Essie Koenig-Reinke on Oct. 13, 2022, 7:42 a.m.

We had a lovely time this past week at our first ever, West Baltimore Death Cafe. There were warm drinks, cozy couches and lots of great conversations about death. On top of stories and such profound insights about death, We found ourselves reflecting on questions such as:

What makes it hard for some people to talk about death? 

Who would you want to greet you when you die?

What would be your perfect last day? What would you do and who would you be with. 

 

Shout out to the Death Deck for helping to guide our conversation. We look forward to gathering together in Novemeber! 



Death Cafe: West Baltimore Death Cafe

Posted by Essie Koenig-Reinke on Sept. 6, 2022, 9:41 a.m.



With Essie Koenig-Reinke

Oct. 11, 2022, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free

As someone who is often invited into intimate spaces of life and death, I have seen seeing a real need for having honest conversations about death. And this, has led ...



Death Cafe: West Baltimore Death Cafe

Posted by Essie Koenig-Reinke on June 21, 2022, 1:35 p.m.



With Essie Koenig-Reinke

Sept. 20, 2022, 7.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free

As someone who is often invited into intimate spaces of life and death, I have seen seeing a real need for having honest conversations about death. And this, has led ...





Contact Essie Koenig-Reinke

captcha