For years I have been telling people that there was something more that God was calling me to do, I just didn’t know what it was. Who knew it would be a new church start? Or should I say a new community start, since we’re trying to avoid the dreaded “church” word? After serving for 14 years as a United Methodist pastor, I have set that aside and feel blessed to be a part of this bold new vision. I’ve never been very good at fitting into religious boxes. I don’t like robes or pulpits or throne-like chairs up on the altar. Oh, and I prefer to be called “Kaye”, I’m not very good at titles either. Simply put, I am a human being with a passion for spirituality, a love of God, a desire to help others know God, and the education to do it. If you’re curious, I have a Master’s of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Marquette University. And, yes, I have credentials through Sacred Journeys, so I still have the legal ability to marry folks. I also spent four years teaching “Understandings of Religion,” “Christian Spirituality” and “Spirit, God and Women”at Carthage College in Kenosha.
As a spiritual leader, I see my role as one of sharing my experiences, my theology, my struggles and my relationship with God so that hopefully you can make connections to your own life and grow in your own understanding and relationship with God. I don’t tout one right way to know God, but believe that each person has a unique relationship with the Divine. In addition, I believe that our knowing of God can be enriched by different faith traditions and different spiritual practices. My deepest hope is that we can continue to learn and grow together.