“Each day I arise to the newness of day that God has given to seek the gift of sacred time and sacred space with a sacred process of coming to self, others and God.”
Born in Sylacauga, Alabama, Cathy received her BS in Social Work from Jacksonville State University and later her MA in Counseling from University of Alabama in Birmingham. She worked in the mental health field for 21 years before receiving her call into full-time ministry. She received her MDiv from Memphis Theology School and later her DMin from St. Paul School of Theology. Before her ordination she served churches in the North Alabama Conference, and in 2009, she transferred to the Missouri Conference.
While working on her doctorate degree in spiritual formation she completed the Two-Year Academy of Spiritual Formation. The focus of these learning opportunities has been centering prayer, deep listening, discernment, self-reflection, and the teaching and practice of spiritual disciplines. She has been influenced by the work of Thomas Merton, Evelyn Underhill, Ruth Haley Barton, M. Robert Mulholland, Henri J.M. Nouwen and Marjorie J. Thompson.
Her deep joys are the liturgies of the church, the wider world in the garden, the ocean and the mountains, and watching her grandchildren grow and offering prayer to how she might offer them the love of Christ so that spiritual growth might be planted deep within their daily lives.
Cathy has been married to Chuck for 30 years. They love to go camping and enjoying the quietness of time, just time with each other and God. They have two grown children and four grandchildren. She currently serves as senior pastor at Richmond United Methodist Church.