Kathy McGowan has been on the Congregational Life Staff for the Southern Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association since 2013. She works with congregations all over the region but she is the primary contact for some congregations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and southern Virginia.
She has a deep passion for Unitarian Universalism and is grounded in its history and theology. She is sensitive to marginalized groups and is committed to intercultural sensitivity. She believes in the transformative power of groups and thrives on the collaborative process. She is talented both in presentation and facilitation with a unique ability to use humor while attending to important and sensitive questions. All of her work comes from a deep respect for an individual process of spiritual development and the power of communal worship.
In addition to her congregational work, her careers have been in the areas of child welfare and theatre. She lives with her two cats in the triangle area of North Carolina. She enjoys visiting her son and daughter in New York.