Pastor Kate Davidheiser
I believe God gives every person gifts and talents, true expressions of the Holy Spirit. I believe that when used as we come together in the name of Jesus Christ, these personal offerings are in fact the building blocks we can be empowered to use to bring close the Kingdom of God. In worship, witness, learning, and growing together, as well as basking in the joy of living as God’s called family, brothers and sisters in Christ, we can live into the hope of new life Jesus offers to each individual, and community.
Aside from working to empower diverse people to use their diverse gifts for God, my passions include quilting, reading, organic food and nutritional health, hiking, dancing, and the Philadelphia Eagles. My professional interests lie in emergent/emerging worship, reading the bible in its original languages, postmodern theology, and church diversity and inclusivity.
I received my Masters of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2008. (Here is a link to one of my great professor’s blogs: Greg Carey] East Vincent and First, Royersford extended to me my first call in parish leadership in March 2009. I received my Bachelors of Arts in biological psychology from Vassar College in 2000, and worked as a medical writer before entering seminary. I grew up locally, attending (the old) North Coventry elementary school, and graduated from Owen J Roberts in 1996.
Some of my favorite quotes:
“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.” –Corrie ten Boom
“Life is full of wonders, explore what’s around you” –Fortune Cookie
“Develop your sense of perspective. When everything around you looks like weeds, remember: From the heavens, all is a garden.” –Philip Toshio Sudo
“Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” –Jesus Christ, according to the gospel writer Matthew: 5:11-12, New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
“But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Pay no attention to his appearance or his stature, for I have rejected him. For not as man sees does the Lord see; man sees only what is visible, but the LORD sees into the heart.” Hebrew text, 1 Samuel 16:7, Tanak (TNK)
“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” Paul, in his first letter to the Corinthians, 12:7 New International Version (NIV)
“Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth!” Hebrew worship words of the Psalms 66:1, Revised Standard Version (RSV)