About Katherine

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 Young Clergy Women International.

She is a Board Member and frequent contributor to the Christian Century. She is also a regular contributor to The Art of Simple and was a storyteller for the now-archived Deeper Story website

Her first book, Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family, was published by Chalice Press in 2012. She has also contributed chapters to The Upper Room Disciplines: A Book of Daily Devotions 2014, Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels, There's A Woman In The Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of Humor, and A Preacher's Guide to Lectionary Sermon Series. Her second book, Very Married: Field Notes on Love & Fidelity was published by Herald Press in September 2016.

In recent years Katherine has been focusing her attention and energy on deepening her yoga practice, and she is currently working toward certification as a teacher.

She and her husband, Benjamin, have two daughters.