2021 Pastor Katherine

Pastor Katherine Cartwright Knodel, Transitional Pastor

Pastor Katherine brings a wealth of experience in transitional ministry and will shepherd LCR through this next phase in the congregation’s journey.

A life-long Lutheran, Pastor Katherine hails from Washington, DC. She completed her undergrad work in journalism, literature, and creative writing at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, and her Master of Divinity degree at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (now United Lutheran Seminary).

She has been ordained for 31 years and has served congregations near Pittsburgh, in Wilmington, DE, and throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod. She is a poet and writer, and has interests in spirituality, healing, anthropology and archaeology, and myth and sacred story across cultures. Her two children, Alyson and Charlie, are grown and enjoying their young adulthood and burgeoning careers.