Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Tribute to Women Priests' Movement Videographer and Supporter Rick Sapp

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Rick Sapp and Bridget Mary Meehan at First U.S. RCWP Bishops' Ordination on April 19, 2009
in Santa Barbara, California

Rick was our videographer for this historic ordination for RCWP in the United States. We shared a plan ride to Los Angeles and then drove up to Santa Barbara. He spent hours editing the major parts of this Rite that he shot that great day.  (available for view on link below)

My dear friend Rick also was the dedicated director and editor of GodTalk which aired on public access TV in N.VA. for ten years. Anna, his first wife, who died seven years ago -around this time- was also dedicated to making our show a work of art and fun time for the entire crew in the studio at Fairfax Public Access.  

I am  grateful for the gift of his time  in support of our vision of spiritual programing that built bridges of understanding between different faith traditions. Both Rick and Anna's enthusiasm for women's equality and empowerment was evident in every production event and in every show we aired. 

Rick also covered my priestly ordination on July 31, 2006 in Pittsburgh, PA.  In addition, he covered several major ordinations for ARCWP.  You can see his video work on youtube and google. Many of the links are up on the RCWP site.

I officiated at Rick and Nancy's wedding in June.  See photo and story on blog below.

He died this week. His funeral is today at St Thomas UMC in Manassas.  My heartfelt prayers and condolences to his family especially his wife Nancy, daughters Katie, Robin and grandson Talon. 

  I will miss Rick. I am sure that I will feel his love and presence with me and with our movement forever.
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,