Katherine Willis Pershey is an Associate Minister of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs, Illinois. A graduate of Claremont School of Theology, Katherine previously served as the solo pastor of a small Disciples of Christ church in Southern California. She was one of the founding editorial board members of Fidelia’s Sisters, a publication of The Young Clergy Women Project, and is a member of Ink: A Creative Collective. In addition to writing a personal blog, she is a contributor to the Christian Century, The Art of Simple, and A Deeper StoryHer first book, Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family, was published by Chalice Press in 2012. She and her husband, Benjamin, have two daughters.