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Kate Rae Davis, MDiv

Kate Rae Davis brings a collaborative approach to her current role working with Christian leaders to restore their inner resilience and live into their purpose. Her position allows her to gather with experts from a variety of fields and shape discussions around challenges facing leaders in a complex cultural moment and discern how each might uniquely join in God’s work in the world.

Kate joined The Seattle School as a Master of Divinity student in 2011 with a background in English and Spanish language and literature and an emphasis on Marginality & Difference. Over the years as a student and staff member, Kate, now the Director of the Resilient Leaders Project, has been a part of the Library, Human Resources, and Academic departments.

Passionate about the church in its many forms, Kate is the recipient of the 2018 Bishop’s Preaching Award and can often be found behind the pulpit of her home church, St. Luke’s Episcopal in Ballard.

Kate is a quiet extravert, a constant prayer, a martial art practitioner, a ravenous reader, and an alliteration aficionado. She lives with her husband Keller and dog Sa’sa. Together they regularly hike, play table-top games, and travel throughout the PNW and, when they have the opportunity, around the globe. Favorite destinations so far have been Jordan; Istanbul, Turkey; the Isle of Skye, Scotland; and Lake Crescent, WA.

For those of us who work here, designing and developing trainings is our service to God and neighbor. We come alongside amazing people with deep, pastoral hearts and beautiful, hopeful desires for their communities. We get to be in conversation with people about how they understand God’s presence in their lives and communities, about the church that is still in formation, about the beauty and challenges of their lives—I don’t just learn from them, I’m transformed by these relationships.