Katherine Willis Pershey began serving First Congo as an Associate Minister in 2010. A native Ohioan, Katherine attended seminary at Claremont School of Theology in Southern California, and was the solo pastor of South Bay Christian Christ for five years. Katherine has an active role in Sunday worship, leads our Faith Formation team, coordinates small group ministries such as Moms in Faith and the Thursday Evening Bible Study, and teaches Faith & Flow Yoga. With her background in creative writing, Katherine brings a passion for words and the Word into the pulpit. In addition to contributing to the Christian Century and the Art of Simple, Katherine is the author of Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family and Very Married: Field Notes on Love and Fidelity. Katherine and her husband, Ben, have two daughters.