Kate joined our staff in January of 2019 after previously serving as the Lay Minister for Formation at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Oklahoma City for eight years. She directs all of the formation programming in the Diocese including our Schools for Ministry where she is focused primarily on the School of Discipleship. She is passionate about developing programming that seeks to build disciples and thriving congregations.
Kate first felt a call to professional lay ministry in the Episcopal Church while in college and serving as a counselor at St. Crispin’s Camp and Conference Center before going on to work as the youth minister at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Kate grew up in SW Oklahoma City and attended the University of Oklahoma where she received her BA and MA in Political Science. In 2015, Kate received a Certificate in Leadership in Lifelong Formation from FORMA (the network for Christian Formation in the Episcopal Church) and Virginia Theological Seminary.
She currently serves on the boards of Forward Movement and Forma. Kate has also served as the Assistant Secretary of Convention for the Diocese of Oklahoma, Secretary of Province VII, and as a Deputy to General Convention in 2012, 2015, 2018, and 2022.
Kate is married to Shane, a farmer in western Oklahoma, and they have two children, Logan and Brigid. They make their home in Weatherford, Oklahoma, about an hour outside of Oklahoma City. Their family also includes Sully, a rescue Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd mix, and two cats – Charlie and Tigger. When Kate is not working you can usually find her in the kitchen, reading a book, or watching a movie with her family.
924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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