Cathy Cartwright-Chow worked as a community activist with organizations such as Dayton Women Working and the Dayton Community Media Workshop prior to her calling as a religious educator. Her undergraduate work was in fine arts and theater with continuing education in religious studies. A religious education director since 1999, Cathy has served as Good Officer for LREDA, a member of the Sophia Fahs Lecture committee, and a member of the initial committee to propose a credentialing process. She is currently a consultant for the Pacific Northwest District. Cathy's previous curricula include lessons on the stories of Dr. Seuss and lessons to support Why Do Bad Things Happen? (Brotman-Marshfield, 1975). In 2007, she achieved Credentialed Religious Educator.