Donald Wren Kimball: Deacons & Priests Accused of Clerical Sexual Abuse

Donald Wren Kimball

Ordained: 1969


  • 1970-1973: Sacred Heart, Eureka, CA
  • 1974-1976: St. Bernard’s, Eureka, CA
  • 1977-1979: Resurrection, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 1980-1981: St. John the Baptist, Healdsburg, CA
  • 1982-1986: Absent on Leave, Location Unknown
  • 1987: Unknown, not listed
  • 1988-1989: Cathedral of St. Eugene Church, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 1990: On Duty Outside Diocese
  • 1990: Cathedral of St. Eugene Church, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 1990: CA Cornerstone Media Inc., Santa Rosa, CA
  • 1991-2006: Unknown

Notes: Fr. Donald Wren Kimball was a nationally renowned youth minister that has been accused by at least 11 men and women of childhood sexual abuse. One case of Fr. Kimball’s alleged abuse occurred in 1981 at St. John the Baptist in Healdsburg, CA.  Allegations of child sexual abuse by Fr. Kimball also occurred in approximately 1977 when Fr. Kimball was assigned at Resurrection in Santa Rosa.  One of Fr. Kimball’s victims allegedly became pregnant and he drove her to get an abortion.  In 1990, during a meeting with Bishop Steinbock, Fr. Kimball admitted that he had engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct with six young women, all minors according to the Bishop, and two of which were teens under his supervision.  It is believed that Fr. Kimball was placed on leave in 1990 and was laicized in 2002.  In 2002, Fr. Kimball was sentenced to seven years in prison for each of his two counts of lewd conduct with a minor.  Fr. Kimball has been named in at least two civil lawsuits alleging childhood sexual abuse.  Fr. Kimball died in 2006.