In Memory of David Coryell(1953 - 2017)
- David Coryell
- Kelly Coryell
- Amerika, Benjamin, Sharon, Rebekah, Elizabeth
- Birth Date
- October 23, 1953
- Blessing Date
- July 1, 1982
- Ascension Date
- June 22, 2017
- Local Church
- Portland Family Peace Fellowship
Our beloved brother, David Coryell, of the Portland Family Peace Fellowship in Oregon, ascended to the Spirit World on Thursday, June 22, suddenly and peacefully in his home. David has joined our movement 44 years ago and has been continuously involved with many activities and initiatives, whether holding an official position or not. He truly was a most dedicated and faithful son to God and True Parents. He is survived by his wife Kelly and their five children.
Let us join together to support David's family, and pray for his victorious transition to a glorious new life in the spiritual world, where our True Father and many saints are waiting for him with open arms and hearts.
Following is David's biography and information about his Seonghwa ceremony from his friend and former district pastor, Rev. Larry Krishnek.
Dr. Ki Hoon Kim
Dr. Michael Balcomb
David was born October 23, 1953, in Pocatello, Idaho. He is the middle child of John and Doris Coryell and he has an older brother, Eric, and younger sister, Judy. He was married to Kelly for 35 years and they have five children: Amerika, Benjamin, Sharon, Rebekah, and Elizabeth and six grandchildren: Haydn, Koriya, Felix, Mason, Lexi, and Olivia. David lived a devoted life to God and served as a pastor for much of his life. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful spirit in our lives. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday morning, June 22nd. His celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Portland Family Peace Fellowship (2620 Hughes Dr. West Linn, OR 97068).
David joined our Unification Church in Boise, ID in February 1973. He soon went on MFT with others of his fellow Idaho members, and then served as a team captain for many years.
David received the Marriage Blessing with his wife Kelly in 1982 as part of the 2075 Couples’ Blessing. They served as the State Pastors in Idaho, and David served as Assistant Regional Director under Rev. Moon Shik Kim.
After the family moved to Oregon, David served as the Pastor of the Portland Family Church in Oregon. He held this position for several years until 2013. After retiring from the pastor’s position, David remained very active in his local church community, supporting the various activities and occasionally giving the Sunday sermon.
David has also been an early supporter of the Ocean Challenge program in Kodiak and served on staff in its first years. This was a way to share his love for nature and the ocean with many others.
Over the years, David has been closely involved with the American Clergy Leadership Conference and did extensive outreach to Christian churches in his area. He joined some of the MEPI pilgrimages and was one of the 172 pastors who went to Korea at the special invitation of True Parents in 2011.
His wife Kelly said, “David is such a sweet man who loved everybody he met and always was willing to help day or night. I know he loves God and True Parents and one of his dreams was to have True Father be proud of him at the end of his life on earth. He is a wonderful man and we miss him and his sweet smile. Thank you all for your love and support.”
David’s Seonghwa will take place on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST
At the Portland Family Peace Fellowship.
2620 Hughes Drive, West Linn, OR. 97068
- 2:00 PM PST
- Sunday, July 2, 2017
- Portland Family Peace Fellowship: 2620 Hughes Dr., West Linn, Oregon. 97068