The Beginnings

It all began with Jane and the unexpected death of her husband, Doug.  On a sunny Sunday afternoon Doug went out for along bicycle ride and never returned.  He was struck by a car and killed.  In her early thirties and only married for three years, Jane's life forever changed in a moment.  Jane found her grief experience exhausting and eventually led her onto a path of helping others like herself. 

Jane developed a non-profit hosting restful retreats for adults grieving the death of a loved one. The retreats provide a place of rest — with comfortable accommodations, meals, caring staff, optional gatherings, access to nature, and other offerings that provide respite.

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The Name

The name Kerith Brook was inspired by the story of Elijah being sent to Kerith Brook (also spelled Cherith) in 1 Kings 17:3-6. It was a temporary place of rest where all of Elijah’s needs were met. Kerith Brook, the organization, seeks to create the same experience for its guests as its namesake – a restful place for grieving adults where all their needs are met.