Rev. Stanford was called to serve the Meeting House in 2014. She grew up in Northern California, received a B.A. in English and Theater Studies from Yale University, headed back to San Francisco to earn her M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater, then landed in New York to pursue a theater career.
Katherine’s family was very patient when she experienced God’s call to ministry, and she completed her M. Div. at Yale Divinity School in 2008. She enjoyed roles as a hospital chaplain, deacon, and Stephen Ministry leader prior to her ordination to serve the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan from 2009–2014. In addition to loving God and her two almost-launched kids, her passions include being on, in, or near water, wrestling with her garden, and seeing some theater.