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Rev Kathrine Orth

Rev Kathrine Orth
Pastor

revkorth@gmail.com
Katie is originally from Anderson, South Carolina. She is the eldest of three children and adores her sister, Molly, and brother, Dylan. Her parents, Randy and Sandy, now live in Charleston, South Carolina. Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UMass-Lowell. She then attended the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary where she received her Master’s of Divinity in 2017. Katie served as the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville, Georgia. She also served as a chaplain for the Cherokee County Fire Department in the Metro Atlanta area. Most recently, Katie served as Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the Lower Providence Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Katie has been married to her husband, Brent, since 2005. Together they have three sons: twins Gage and Cole (born in 2006), and Jonah (born in 2009) and one daughter Kacey (born in 2001). Katie is a huge sports fan; especially of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs) and the Atlanta Braves. But she can be persuaded to cheer on the Eagles! She also enjoys being outdoors, rock climbing, reading, and all things Star Wars.

Rachelle Cekander

Rachelle Cekander
Music Director

arugala76@hotmail.com
Rachelle served as Music Director for Dieterich Unit 30 schools for over twenty years. Additionally, she has directed and participated in numerous musical and theatrical community events. Rachelle invites anyone, of any age, to share their musical gifts in worship and church events.

Dan Kingery

Dan Kingery
Youth Director

campcarew@gmail.com
Dan is also the Director of Camp Carew, the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois' camp nine miles south of Carbondale, Illinois. Dan has extensive experience working with youth. Currently the youth groups are planning special fund raising activities. Dan invites area youth to come join the fun on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00pm.

Pat Berry
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Pat Berry
Office Administrator

church@effinghampresbyterian.org
Pat Berry has been cheerfully serving as office manager, financial secretary and administrative assistant for 23 years since September of 1996. Prior to that she was employed by American Greetings and managed a household taking care of two beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time with two granddaughters and four great grandchildren. Pat and her husband, Dale, moved into the area in 1966 from Potomac, Illinois and are both active members of the Effingham Cornerstone Christian Church. For ten years, Pat served as the area coordinator for Operation Christmas Child.