Pastor Kate

Pastor KateKate grew up in South Dakota and settled back in Minneapolis after many adventures, including completing a Master of Divinity degree at Harvard Divinity School.  Kate was called to serve as Campus Pastor at the University of Minnesota in 2010, and remains excited about the student energy and vision that has made this ministry what it is today!

Kate worked as a community organizer with Lutheran Social Service, assisted at a refugee camp in Kenya, and been a history teacher at Native Arts High School here in Minneapolis. Her favorite travel adventures include studying Spanish in Oaxaca and hiking the Annapurna Trail in Nepal with her little brother. Kate is married to Jim, mother to Benjamin and Eleanor, and loves cooking with vegetables from the farmers market, hiking and backpacking in the great outdoors, and the occasional Netflix binge. Her approach to the Christian life? “Awe, wonder and curiosity.” She holds her office hours at the Starbucks on Washington Ave.

Feel free to send her an email! pastorkate@umnlutheran.org