Pastor Kate TerlepKate Penney, Sr. Pastor –

Kate has been with us since June 2012.  She was born in Alaska and is proud to have grown up a Michigander, however, she is glad to be serving God as a Hoosier since 2008.  Kate’s passion in ministry includes anti-racism/pro-reconciliation work, integrating music and scripture into worship, pastoral care for families in crisis, and creating a safe space for people to explore their joys and sore spots, especially conversations about ethics and the problem of evil.


She grew up in the American Baptist Church and joined the Disciples of Christ in 2004 at Park Manor Christian Church in Chicago.  She earned her Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis and was ordained in March of 2012 at Saint Paul Christian Church, where she was a pastor for two years. Kate lives in Fort Wayne with her family and her two Weimaraners Shy and Lucy.  She enjoys singing, gardening, and collecting power tools.


Alin Cass, Chancel Choir Director & Organist



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