Kathryn finds that walking along-side people through the seasons of life’s journeys is profoundly meaningful. She has journeyed with people as a youth minister, in prevention and early-intervention work with at-risk teens, as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a Board Certified Chaplain, Spiritual Director, a Veriditas trained Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator, a retreat and pilgrimage leader/speaker.
Education: Kathryn received her B.A. from Flagler College, in St. Augustine Florida with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy & Religion; her Master’s of Divinity Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur Georgia; and her Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago Illinois. Her doctoral research thesis project is titled: Steps Toward the Other – The Labyrinth’s Role in Building Beloved Community. Kathryn was trained as a Spiritual Director in the Audire Spiritual Direction program in Cassellberry, Florida.
Kathryn’s interest in labyrinths began in 1998 when she encountered an outdoor labyrinth for the first time at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and the labyrinth began to play an integral role in her life and ministry and service to the community. She has assisted with Veriditas sponsored pilgrimages to Chartres, France and the Isle of Iona, Scotland, representing the SE Region of the USA on the Veriditas Facilitator’s Council, and on The Labyrinth Society’s Research Committee.
She has a keen interest in the labyrinth’s role in community and social justice, as well as peacemaking and restorative justice work in the world. She has found joy, meaning, and purpose in sharing the labyrinth and the practice of Spiritual Direction with people of all ages, backgrounds and contexts.