Rev. Kathryn Boren
Kathryn has pastored in churches across the Northwest Texas Conference from Amarillo to Abilene, Panhandle to Lubbock. She also spent a year in the chaplaincy department at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Most recently she was the Lead Pastor of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Midland. During her nine years, the church completed two building projects and grew in young families attending.
Kathryn was ordained in 1995 after earning a Master's of Divinity from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated with a degree in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas in Austin. Between college and seminary, Kathryn worked with the General Board of Global Ministries in Honduras and New York City.
Kathryn has participated in a variety of District, Conference and General church ministries including Boards of Ordained Ministry and the General Board of Church and Society. She values the connections of United Methodists around the globe and looks forward to working with the pastors and churches of the Big Spring District to further Christ's mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world.
Kathryn grew up in the First United Methodist Church in Booker. There she first heard the stories of faith from people who lived them every day. The congregation confirmed and nurtured her call to ministry.
In October 2016, Kathryn took a month-long sabbatical to hike the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. It was a great experience with many lessons learned for the spiritual journey. This picture was taken the morning she arrived in Santiago de Compostela. "Buen Camino!" was a regular greeting along the way. Blessings on your journey/path/Way too!