Kate Braestrup writes in Chapter 11 on page 117
"But I suspected and even feared that no one who actually needed a woman of God would be fooled into thinking I was it. I have to say, though, that mourners and wardens have thus far proved to be remarkably accepting, reassuringly capable of seeing beyond me, in all my flawed particularity, to the power, mercy, and love of God and neighbor that I, by grace alone, am striving to embody."
And we should all strive, shouldn't we, to be a conduit of God's love and grace? Is that not our function here?
Kate Braestup seems to me to be one of those prophetic women and men that UUs second source describes.