The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead
Dean, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral
The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead met Jesus at age four at Trinity Church-on-the-Green in New Haven. She was loved and nurtured by that congregation until she was called to the priesthood. After serving as curate at St. John’s in West Hartford, Kate has led three congregations in her twenty-four years of priesthood. Each congregation has grown and found new life with her. Kate loves to walk with people through the joys and sorrows of their lives and believes that it is in community that we find our greatest joy in Christ. Kate is passionate about finding the unique gifts of parishes and has served as a consultant for the Episcopal Church Building Fund, working with Vestries to repurpose their buildings and find their specific vocations in relationship with their neighborhoods. As Dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Jacksonville, Kate has helped to form a non-profit to develop their neighborhood, calling over 40 million dollars in residential investment to the heart of the city. Kate is passionate about preaching, records a podcast, and is the author of eight books, her final book will be published in June. It is called Vital Signs of Faith: Finding Health in your Spiritual Life. When the pandemic hit, Kate felt God calling her to her prayer desk. She began filming a devotion each morning at 6 a.m. meditating on a passage of Scripture from the Daily Office. This practice has become an anchor for her and for many. Kate is the mother of three teenage and young adult sons by a first marriage. She will be married on Sept 10th to Dr. Chris Carroll, a Pediatric Intensive Care doctor who works at Connecticut Children’s Hospital in Hartford (her first kiss from high school!). Kate believes that the Holy Spirit is calling her to return home to Connecticut for the final chapter of her ministry to serve as your Bishop.