Introducing Our New Pastoral Care Coordinator, the Rev. Katie Evenbeck
We're delighted to announce that in February we will be welcoming the Rev. Katie Evenbeck as a new member of our staff and clergy team to help support us in caring for our members, especially those who are lonely, sick, grieving, or for any reason in need of pastoral care. Katie is a gifted leader with years of experience both in caring for people and in coordinating volunteers. She will be joining us for about ten hours a week in addition to her current work as Executive Director at Congregation Shomrei Torah. Before coming to Shomrei Torah, she was the Executive Director of St. Dorothy's Rest, the Episcopal camp and conference center in Camp Meeker, where many Incarnation folk have spent time (we'll be having our vestry retreat there next month).
Dear Congregation Incarnation!
I am thrilled to be joining you in February as your Pastoral Care Coordinator and a deacon. I look forward to meeting you all and exploring and raising up the ways we have, do and will continue to care for one another.
Katie currently is the Executive Director at Congregation Shomrei Torah* in Santa Rosa, where she oversees the day-to-day operations.
Katie graduated from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in May of 2021. She did her field education at Ascension Episcopal Church in Vallejo while in seminary and has served as their deacon since being ordained to the transitional diaconate in June 2021.
For 18 years, Katie served as the Executive Director of St. Dorothy’s Rest. Katie has also served as the Community Services Director in the Indiana prison system; directed the YMCA Camp Roger in Salt Lake City, UT; and is an AmeriCorps Alum. Katie has a BA in Economics & Sociology, MS in Sociology and an M.Div. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
Katie enjoys spending time with Lucie (kiddo), Ike (partner), Rosie (Lab Corgi) and Mars & Nola (sweetest kittens). She loves going to the Santa Rosa symphony, concerts and movies, is an avid documentary film fan, 49ers fanatic, sports mom, Zumba instructor, and creator of pediokies, an experience of getting a pedicure while singing Karaoke!
* Congregation Shomrei Torah is the home of progressive Reform Judaism in Sonoma County. Congregation Shomrei Torah prides itself as being a warm community that welcomes a diverse membership of young and old, gay, and straight, interfaith families, newly converted, and those with deep Jewish roots. As the largest congregation in Sonoma County (400+ families), we offer a full range of programs, from our progressive Religious School, Lifelong Learning, and active social action agenda.
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