Kae earned her MACS Theology, Spirituality and Counseling Psychology
from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 2010, after having
received a Degree Certification in Spiritual Direction there in 2008. She was
commissioned in 2008 as Spiritual Director through Spiritworks.
In addition to her work at the Mental Health Chaplaincy, Kae is a spiritual
director in private practice in Seattle and a member of Spiritual Directors
International. She serves as Chair of the Commission on Disabilities in
the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia and is project director for the Braille
Project at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. As a member of the vestry at
Saint Mark’s, she serves on Governance, Spiritual Formation and Small
Group Development committees, the Labyrinth Task Force, and Noel House
Kae is our Companionship Coordinator and Spiritual Director. Her work with the Chaplaincy focuses on training people and groups in the Companionship Model for use in a variety of settings both secular and faith-based. Through outreach programs and pastoral care programs, she works with individuals, families, meal and shelter programs to support those struggling with the isolating issues of mental, emotional or circumstantial difficulties.
Kae enjoys living, worshiping, knitting and writing in the beautiful ‘rainforest’ of the Northwest, along with her daughter, Kelli and her super-dog, Flash Gordon, and the beautiful Katya the cat.
Katie earned her B.A. Education from Western Washington University in 2003 and her M.A. Pastoral Counseling from the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University in 2009. Katie was endorsed in Pastoral Counseling by the United Methodist Endorsing Agency in 2010 and ordained Deacon in Full Connection in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church in June 2012.
In addition to her work at the Mental Health Chaplaincy, Katie, a WA State Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (MC60151156), offers sliding scale Mental Health Counseling in Seattle and the Eastside. Katie has been the Deacon appointed to Redmond United Methodist Church since 2010. She is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Association for Women in Psychology.
Katie works part time with the chaplaincy. She develops and teaches community education workshops (Companionship Training, Mental Health 101, etc.), leads a caregiver/companion support group, and is available to individuals and families in need of assistance navigating a difficult situation (e.g. homelessness, mental illness, addiction, grief/loss, etc.). Katie is also in charge of the website and maintains our social network connections.
Katie enjoys blogging, teaching, leading worship and prayer, and public speaking/preaching. She is a voracious reader, a connoisseur of green and rooibos teas, and strongly believes in getting Vitamin D the good old fashioned way—out in the sun!