Kathy grew up in western and eastern Washington state and attended both Catholic and public schools. She earned a B.A. in Theology from Gonzaga University and, following one academic year at the ecumenical Chicago Theological Seminary–where she gained a deep sensitivity concerning ecumenical perspectives and issues–she earned an M.A. in Religious Education from Fordham University. After three years as assistant director of campus ministry at Gonzaga University, in Spokane, Kathy earned an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, from Gonzaga. She is a former director of L'Arche Spokane, which is part of an international network of communities for developmentally disabled adults and assistants who live and work with them. She was also formerly director of formation at Mater Dei Institute, a ministry formation program for graduate students at Gonzaga University.
For many years Kathy was an Adjunct and Visiting Instructor in the Religious Studies Department of Gonzaga University. A freelance speaker and writer, she also provides pre-marriage counseling for engaged couples at St. Aloysius Parish in Spokane. A licensed mental health counselor in private practice, Kathy also has worked for many years with individuals in spiritual direction, which is an opportunity to reflect with an experienced guide on how one's relationship with God is going.
Her most recent books are Savoring God: Praying With All Our Senses (Ave Maria Press); a Catholic Press Association Book Award-winner, The Liturgy of Motherhood: Moments of Grace (Sheed & Ward); Welcome! Prayers for New and Pregnant Parents (Wipf & Stock); Dear God: Prayers for Families With Children (Wipf & Stock); and Prayers for the Newly Married (ACTA Publications).
M.A., Counseling Psychology
M.A., Religious Education
Activities & Affiliations
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington
- Member, Spiritual Directors International