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The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead is dean of St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville, FL.

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St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, Jacksonville, FL

 

The Very Reverend Katherine Bingham (Kate) Moorehead is the 10th Dean of St. John's Cathedral

Kate is a native of New Haven, Connecticut and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College, receiving The Sara Caitlin Award for Religious Leadership and graduated cum laude with a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary, receiving the Harris Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership Ability. Kate also was a Carpenter Scholar at Yale School of Divinity from 2003-2004. She is the great-granddaughter of Hiram Bingham III, U.S. Senator from Connecticut and explorer best known for discovering Machu Picchu.

As dean, Kate is the spiritual leader of a congregation with about 1500 members.  Attendance at the Cathedral averages about 450 people on Sunday.  The Cathedral has recently begun to livestream its Sunday services onto the web where a digital congregation is also growing.

The Cathedral sits in the heart of downtown Jacksonville and Kate is actively involved in ministry to the poor as well as leading efforts to revitalize the urban core. Kate serves as vice president of the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, the Cathedral School Early Learning Center, Cathedral Arts Project, Cathedral Care nursing facility, Cathedral District-Jax and Aging True Community Senior Services, all non-profits birthed from the cathedral.

Kate is author of five seasonal meditation books, Between Two Worlds (2004), Organic God (2006), Get Over Yourself: God's Here (2009), Resurrecting Easter (2013), and I Witness (2017). She also is a contributing author to A Journey with Matthew: The 50 Day Bible Challenge (2014) and Soul Proclamations: Singing the Magnificat with Mary (2015).  Her newest book, Healed: How Mary Magdalene Was Made Well, will be published on January 15, 2018 and is a biblical and theological perspective on mental illness.

Kate also authored a three part video series on "Mary Magdalene: Strength and Shame" (2013) that may be accessed by searching Kate Moorehead/Mary Magdalene on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7HFlMmtl44

The dean has developed a national audience for her books and scholarship within the Episcopal Church. She has presented at Diocesan Conventions, and also at numerous church conferences and workshops within the U.S.

Kate made the keynote presentation, "The Great Divorce: Faith and Mental Health Today," at the Faith and Mental Health conference offered by Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville. This presentation may be accessed through the dean's blog. http://motherkate.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-great-divorce-faith-and-mental.html

Dean Kate's presence within the Episcopal community has given St. John's Cathedral the opportunity to attract nationally known religious and inspirational speakers, including Bishop N.T. Wright, John Dominic Crossan, Phyllis Tickle, Robert Lupton, Dr. Mary Neal, Dr. Philip Jenkins, and Rev. Christopher Martin.

The dean has been interviewed often in the local media, including newspapers, radio and television. Kate also has an emerging social media presence with approximately 2,171 Facebook followers and 800 views on her YouTube videos. Dean Kate also has her personal blog, www.kateonthebridges.com.

Kate and her husband James (J.D.) have three sons-Luke, Jake and Max. They also recently have taken in another young man to live with them, Demaj.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead

Kate Moorehead: Peace--I Got This

John 20:19-31

2nd Sunday of Easter - Year B

April 08, 2018

The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead (TEC)

 

John the Evangelist, the writer of the gospel, begins the story today with these words...It was on that day.

You know, THAT day. Do you have a THAT day? The day that comes to mind when you think of the day that changed the course of your life. Maybe it's your wedding day. Your graduation day. The day you saw the love of your life across the room. The day you realized you were miserable in your job and decided to make a change. You know, THAT day. The day that changed everything. It was THAT day.

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The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead

Kate Moorehead: Self Give-Away

Mark 8:31-38

2nd Sunday in Lent - Year B

February 25, 2018

The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead (TEC)

 

Rebecca had a baby girl just as the Nazis invaded Poland. As the soldiers marched into Warsaw, she clutched her baby girl to her chest in desperation. Rebecca was Jewish. Her husband was a professor. They were too smart for their own good and they were reading the signs. She and her family knew that the Nazis hated them.

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