I am excited to introduce you to Rev. Katherine Pater, our new Sunday School Coordinator! She will be joining us for her first day on Sunday, and you will have a chance to meet her in worship.
Katherine is an ordained Presbyterian pastor who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After graduating from Harvard Divinity School in 2012, she served with a grassroots ecumenical mission in rural El Salvador. She is currently a student farmer at The Farm School in Athol, MA, where she is learning to repair tractors, plant kale, and improve the global food system. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her dog, Gus.
Katherine believes that the stories of scripture and the practices of our faith have the power to inspire young people to make their community and their world a better place. I am impressed with her passion for sharing the stories of our faith and I know that our children will benefit from her teaching and her example.
Matthew Lewellyn will be continuing is strong leadership of our growing youth program. I am excited to have both of them as a part of our team at the church. I also want to thank Meg Matthews who stepped forward to coordinate our Sunday School programs during this moment of transition, I know that we are all grateful for her leadership.
There are few things more important to me than forming our children into people of conscience, with a love of their neighbors, and a sense of God’s love for them. With Katherine joining our ministry team, I have every confidence that our wonderful programs will continue to do that faithful work very well.