Katie grew up in the South and holds an AB Degree from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and an MDiv from Vanderbilt University. She is currently writing her dissertation on Sabbath Keeping as a response to communal and personal fragmentation. In between college and graduate school, Katie worked in environmental chemistry in Houston, TX.
In founding The Well, Katie's passion is to create a safe and generous space for small intentional communities to orient around the Judeo-Christian principle of Sabbath, which is a biblical measure for justice, compassion, joy, and community. She helps people develop patterns of spiritual practice to hold them close to these principles. And, she believes that generous public dialogue is not only possible, but that it is necessary and fundamental for communities.
In addition to directing The Well, Katie serves as pastor for Queen Anne United Methodist Church.
Katie loves living in Seattle, and she and her spouse share a home with two cats, lots of books, and some pretty interesting art.
Jasen is a father, husband, teacher, and community builder. He works as a preschool teacher, and was formerly a minister of outreach at another congregation. Jasen has spoken around the city in multiple forums on racial equality, social justice, and the beloved community. Jasen believes that the Kingdom of God is all around us if only we would pause long enough to see it.
At The Well, Jasen has shifted his focus from curating conversations on a wide range of issues to focusing on developing the Kids and Race program - the workshops, lectures, and other resources we offer.