Meet the ESC representatives to General Convention – Part 1
Fun Fact: Cate loves to cook and is on a mission to make the best key lime pie in the world. Her current iteration includes a whipped coconut cream topping in place of meringue (which has, Cate believes, no place on a pie).
What has been your funniest ESC moment?
My funniest ESC moment was at the Episcopal Charities ball when all of the Julians, our director, and some friends of the program closed out the evening with an epic dance party to such hits as “Build Me Up Buttercup,” “Sweet Caroline,” and, of course, “Love Shack.” There was a lot of jumping, a little fist pumping, and some old-style marching around the dance floor. It was pretty beautiful – we may not dance well, but we dance with our whole hearts.
What program are you serving with? What’s your service site?
I serve in the Julian Year in Chicago, IL. My placement site is Bishop Anderson House, where I work as a volunteer chaplain at the Cook County Hospital and Warren Barr rehab center and participate in the training and support of lay chaplains in the Chicago area.
What’s your story?
I hail from the great state of Delaware. I moved to Chicago by way of Montreal, where I attended McGill University and received a Bachelor of Theology in 2014.
What message are you excited most excited to share at General Convention?
The transformative potential of a year of service, community, and discernment