Getting To Know Pastor Kathy

Getting To Know Pastor Kathy

JULY 1, 2020

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In anticipation of her arrival, we’ve asked Pastor Kathleen Kind some “getting to know you” questions. We hope that we can all get to know Kathy a bit better before she arrives at Camp Hill UMC. We hope you enjoy these little snippets from her in the meantime!

Q: What song makes you want to dance?

A: So maybe not so much a song that makes me want to dance, but since at least the mid-80s U2 has been my favorite band. They are a great live concert and have withstood the test of time, in my opinion. A couple of my favorite concert-going experiences- on the day of my 18th birthday, I was able to see U2 play in Philadelphia. To this day I am still surprised that my parents permitted me to miss school to go on a bus arranged by a local music store with a group of other concert goers.

For their Baltimore concert in October 2001, a friend of mine who worked for a radio station helped me “win” tickets, and I had purchased tickets. So, some of my seminary friends and my little brother went to that concert with me. Towards the end of the concert, while the band sang One, the names of those who lost their lives on September 11th scrolled across a screen. Throughout the show, I remember words of faith, hope, and love spoken. After the concert, my friends, brother, and I each declared that we had experienced Church that night.

 

Q: What is one of your biggest pet peeves?

A: Driving slowly in the left lane! Pet peeve number two, failure to use a turn signal.

 

Q: What activities were you involved in while in high school/college?

A: In high school I competed on the speech and debate teams. In speech I competed in prose. So, I competitively read out loud. I was really involved in my church’s youth ministry which was very active.

In college I was in the campus’ service sorority. I also was a regular volunteer with the student volunteer center tutoring elementary kids after school and working with Habitat for Humanity on Saturdays. For a couple of the theater department shows I served as the house manager (mostly making sure people got to their seats and wrestling cameras out of the hands of the parents of the students in the shows).

 

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: I tell people that Thai is comfort food. And, I love Mexican.

In anticipation of her arrival, we’ve asked Pastor Kathleen Kind some “getting to know you” questions. We hope that we can all get to know Kathy a bit better before she arrives at Camp Hill UMC. We hope you enjoy these little snippets from her in the meantime!

 

Q: What is your favorite vacation spot?

A: The happiest place on earth is New York City with its fresh city air and proper bagels

 

Q: What countries have you traveled to?

A: Including US Provinces and related territories…
Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy, Monaco, Vatican City, Luxembourg, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, China, South Korea, Peru, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Virgin Islands, St Kitts, Antigua, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, St. Martin, Barbados, Israel

In June Austria will be added to this list.

And, Summer of 2021 I have plans to visit Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, and Russia.

 

Q: Who is your favorite character in the Bible and why?

A: So hard to pick just one…
I love Job’s struggle with God through grief, loss, and his friends who are so full of blame and shame. I appreciate that even in the struggle, Job is faithful and find’s God’s faithfulness.

I love that Esther worked within a corrupted system, leveraging her wits as she opened herself to God working through her.

 

Q: What is your favorite worship song/hymn?

A: To name a favorite is such a challenge…there are many that I enjoy-both that are hymns and are more modern songs. Maybe because we don’t sing it often and it is one of the Christmas hymns, my favorite is In the Bleak Midwinter.

 

Q: Do you have any hidden talents?

A: Having driven my family and their stuff on many road trips, I’d like to think I have the hidden talent of packing the stuff into the back of the car like working a puzzle so that it all fits! However, sometimes that has meant that I’ve stashed things under seats, between myself and the door, and haven’t always been able to see out of the back window…

 

Q: What is your favorite Bible verse, and what does it mean to you?

A: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 11-13. Even while the Israelites were in exile, they were called/ instructed by God to truly live there. They were to plant gardens and eat from them, have children, marry off their children, pray for the welfare of the place they were and trust that God had plans for their future with hope. So often we spiral in our thoughts asking “what if?” and sometimes we feel so disconnected from the place where we are. Yet, God had plans for us and a future with hope and our role is to live where God has us and to pray for the welfare of that place.

Pastor Kathleen Kind
Pastor Kathleen Kind
Kathy and little brother
Pastor Kathleen Kind, her little brother, sister-in-law, and niece!
Pastor Kathy's high school senior picture
Pastor Kathy's high school senior picture
Kathy and Nessie
Pastor Kathleen Kind and her Mother, Nessie.
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathleen Kind's travel photo
Pastor Kathy Kind and her dad!
Pastor Kathy and her big brother and nephew.