Katherine A. Schofield

Interim Associate Minister

Katherine is the Interim Associate Minister at Old South Church. Her primary areas of responsibility are Thursday Night Jazz Worship, Christian Formation, small group communities and congregational care. Katherine is passionate about relationships and believes that it is through our interactions with creation, including other people, that we come to understand more about God, ourselves and how we are to live in the world. Taking a walk through the woods, serving at a soup kitchen, singing a spiritual, and participating in an interfaith dialog can each bring us closer to God and to our neighbor in authentic and valuable ways. Katherine seeks to help cultivate those opportunities for connection in the life of Old South Church. 

Before joining the leadership at Old South, Katherine served as Interim Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard University, and prior to that she served as the Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Wareham for four years. From 2011-2014 Katherine served as the Minister for Campus Engagement at United University Church in Los Angeles, and as a staff member of the Office of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. She was also a contributing author and editorial assistant for the book Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War (Thistlethwaite et al. 2012). Katherine is a graduate of Hamilton College with a Bachelor of the Arts in Religious Studies, and received her Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.