Rev. Katherine B. Harrington joins St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church
WILMINGTON, NC (January 2, 2023) – St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) joyfully announces the arrival of a new Pastor/Head of Staff, Reverend Katherine B. Harrington. Rev. Harrington will begin her pastoral leadership effective Monday, January 9, 2023.
Rev. Harrington is no stranger to Wilmington–Ohio, that is. She was born and raised in Wilmington, Ohio where she attended The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH) majoring in Political Science and English. After experiencing a call to youth ministry, Rev. Harrington attended Princeton Theological Seminary and received dual degrees: Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in youth ministry.
Vowing she would follow God’s call anywhere but the South, God sent her to Charlotte, NC where she spent seventeen combined years serving at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church and then Sardis Presbyterian Church. God has now called Rev. Harrington further south to Wilmington, NC where she affectionately claims roots through descendants from a family in the 19th century. Rev. Harrington joins St. Andrews-Covenant as the first female Head of Staff in the church’s over 100-year history
Rev. Harrington will bring many gifts to St. Andrews-Covenant. She is a talented preacher who loves designing rich worship experiences. She is experienced in administering large, complex congregations, leading worship, supervising education staff, leading youth programming, leading community outreach and world missions, providing oversight for a weekday preschool, and delivering pastoral care. Active in the Charlotte Presbytery, she led the Committee on Preparation for Ministry, the Anti-Racism Ministry Team, and served as the presbytery’s moderator.
Katie and her husband Todd are the parents of Max and Josie. Todd works in Central Supervision for Merrill Lynch. The Harrington family is pleased to be relocating close to a favorite vacation spot: the beach.
When responding to the invitation to engage with St. Andrews-Covenant, Rev. Harrington wrote, “I am called to collaborate with a church staff and congregation who are willing to work together to wrestle with deep questions. And through the wrestling, adapt and pivot to better be the church and the people God is calling us to be.”