“Rev. Katie has a graceful and grounding presence which is like medicine to those around her. Her excellent listening skills and keen observations make us feel validated and fully understood, which has a calming effect to our nervous system. I’ve been grateful for her understanding of how systems of oppression impact the lives, psyches, and souls of people with marginalized identities. Having her as a mentor has been a blessing for me and my ministry. Her compassion and her dedication to ministry are truly a gift to our denomination.”

– Rev. Mariela Peréz Simons, Tulsa, Ok

Thank you for taking a moment to learn about some of the leadership work I have been involved in.  In this video, I will share some highlights, a few bullet pointed highlights are below as well. 

It was an honor to represent the UUA at a Poor People’s Campaign event in Washington, DC where I was invited to share part of an opening litany. https://vimeo.com/3892509

Significant Service

  • FaithX Board/Steering Committee 2020-present
  • UUSJ Nominating Committee 2021-present
  • Lead Chaplain for UUA General Assembly 2020
  • Civil Air Patrol Chaplain 2019- present
  • Spoke on behalf of the UUA at an Interfaith Action in DC 2019
  • Member of the Voice Your Choice Steering Committee 2019-2021
  • Member of the Interfaith Response Team for Montgomery County 2019-Present.
  • Contributor to Braver/Wiser UUA Publication 2019- present
  • Co-Lead Chaplain for UUA General Assembly 2019
  • Candidate Liaison for the Ministerial Fellowship Committee 2019
  • Co-facilitated the UUMA MFN POCI Retreat 2019Co-Facilitated a Regional Training on Pastoral Care 2019
  • Contributor to the Gran Comunidad Blog 2018
  • UUMA Ministerial Formation Network Vocational Advisor 2018- Present
  • UUMA Center Team Member 2018- Present
  • Chair of Cuentos (Latinx UU Archives at Meadville Lombard Theological School, Chicago) 2018 – Present
  • General Assembly Worship-I Co-Led a Bilingual Service at GA 2018
  • UUA General Assembly Chaplain GA 2018
  • UUA Commission on Appraisal 2017
  • Co-Author “Class Action: The Struggle with Class in Unitarian Universalism” Published by Skinner House 2017Incubator Participant, Fahs
  • Collaborative 2017Commissioner and Chaplain, Commission on Appraisal 2016-2018
  • Curriculum Coach, “We Who Defy Hate” 2016-present br> • Team Member, UU Trauma Response Ministry 2016-Present
  • Intern Minister, UU Fellowship Charlotte County 2016-2017
  • Intern Minister, All Faiths Unitarian 2014-2016
  • Chaplain, Naples Community Hospital 2015-2017
  • Clergy, Lee County Emergency Operations Spiritual Care Team 2015-2017
  • Team Member, UU Church Fort Myers Marketing-Membership Taskforce 2015
  • Choir Member, UU Church Fort Myers Choir 2013-2015
  • Action Team Member, Lee Interfaith for Empowerment 2012-2015
  • Lay Campus Minister, Eagle UUs at Florida Gulf Coast University 2013-2014
  • Vice President, United Campus Ministries (FGCU Chapter) 2013-2014
  • Auctioneer, UU Church Fort Myers Service Auction 2012-2014
  • Worship Team Coordinator/Worship Associate, UU Church Fort Myers2007-2014
  • Religious Education Volunteer, UU Church of Fort Myers 2005-2014
  • VP Ministerial Services, UU Church of Fort Myers 2005-2007
  • CUUPS Secretary, UU Church Fort Myers 2007
  • Youth Advisor, UU Church of Fort Myers 2006
  • Nursery Attendant, UU Fellowship Fredericksburg 2003

Additional Service:

  • President, Lee County Sheriffs Youth Activities League – Date: 2007-2014
  • Treasurer/Director, Family Resource Center of Southwest Florida – Date: 2007-2014
  • Board Member, Visuality of Southwest Florida – Date: 2009-2011
  • Runner/Fundraiser, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Marathon – Date: 2006-2007
  • Founder, WW Feminist Spirituality, and Political Action Group – Date: 2002-2005