Rev. Dr. Waters has a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary and is highly experienced in interim ministry. She was ordained in the Presbyterian Church and has served at numerous churches both Presbyterian and UCC, the latest with Homer Congregational Church (UCC). The list of training programs, certifications, and professional organizations that Pastor Kathleen has participated in is far too long to list here. This gives her a remarkable perspective and range of approaches as she works to guide us through this process.
Pastor Kathleen lives in the Syracuse area and has two daughters and a young grandson. She will be commuting to HUCC and working 3/4-time, beginning May 30th. This will include two days in the office during the week in addition to worship services on Sunday. The remainder of her time will be spent working from her home in Syracuse where she will be available by phone and email. Pastor Kathleen will also be staying at a residence in town for the nights when she is in the office, reducing the travel burden and allowing her to easily attend evening meetings. She will function as our senior pastor, leading us spiritually with tremendous kindness and grace in addition to specific guidance related to our transition.