Kate Newman coordinates and develops programs for children youth and families here at Christ Church Cathedral. Kate enjoys working collaboratively, using the arts as outreach and as a means of understanding children’s perspective on the Gospel.
Kate serves half-time, and her role is to assist the Cathedral in achieving our goals for young Christians, which are that they:
• come to age-appropriate faith, and are knowledgeable about the things of faith; • are inducted into the spiritual practices of the Church, such as prayer, Sunday worship, study, hospitality, and mission; • learn and are supported in their adoption of Christian values, such as environmental stewardship, forgiveness, or compassion; • learn to engage in Christian mission through volunteerism and philanthropy; and • find a welcoming and desirable Christian community.
Kate works with the staff and other parish leaders to ensure that our ministry with children, youth, and families remains connected to the overall vision and programming of the parish. In addition to managing our Sunday School, she works with parents at other times to provide helpful models for nurturing faith and Christian values in the home. She provides unique opportunities for children to explore faith and spirituality through focused workshops, such as summer art camps, or the graphic arts workshop which led to the children’s presentation of the Exodus narrative at last year’s Easter vigil. And she takes an active role in planning intergenerational events, and encouraging children to participate in ministries of service.
Kate is cross-appointed to our Cathedral School, where she is the faith instructor (half-time here; half-time there). This has allowed her to deepen our sense of connection with our school – particularly through the involvement of CCCS students as readers and greeters, and as participants in children’s pageants.
Kate has a lifelong connection to the Cathedral, and her passion and love for this community are abundantly evident.
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