Pastor Cathy graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley in May 2002, was commissioned for ministry in the United Methodist Church in the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference in June, and ordained in 2005. She has served United Methodist congregations in Marysville, Snoqualmie, and Sand Point in Seattle before being appointed to United Church in University Place – September 2014. During her seminary training she served for a year as a hospital chaplain in San Francisco.
Her passion in ministry includes inviting people to respond to the great love of God as they move toward healing and wholeness in their lives; building relationships with those who have been part of a church community for years, and those who find themselves new to the faith; and helping people find their passion in the world through service. Pastor Cathy connects faith and life together in a relevant way through sermons that challenge, affirm, and make meaning of this precious life we have been given through the grace of God.
Cathy shares her life with an adorable 10 year old husky, named Denali, as well as her spouse, Angie. They love to travel, bike, hike, kayak, and enjoy walking on the waterfront in Old Town Tacoma.