Kate Newman (she/her) coordinates and develops programs for children youth and families. Kate enjoys working collaboratively, using the arts as outreach and as a means of understanding children’s perspective on the Gospel.
She has an undergraduate degree in fine arts and two master's degrees from the University of British Columbia in theological studies and educational psychology.
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.