Pastor’s Welcome

Dear Friends,

We look forward to welcoming Pastor Cathryn (Kate) Costa as our new pastor!


Pastor Kate grew up in Abingdon, Virginia, a small town near the Tennessee border. She went to the College of William and Mary, where she majored in biology and psychology (neuroscience). She attended seminary at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (now a part of United Lutheran Seminary).


Pastor Kate’s first call was in Culpeper, Virginia, where she served for five years. She then joined the staff at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg, serving as associate pastor for the last four years. In addition to teaching, preaching and leading worship, her role there was to help lead and connect small group ministries including the outreach ministry, women’s ministry, evangelism, senior ministry, and other connection groups. She and her husband, Jon, have two children, James and Luke.


Pastor Kate will start leading our worship on September 12 and I hope you’ll join us in welcoming her at one of our three services. Until then, through September 5, we’ll continue to have one worship service led by our supply pastors, the Reverend Jean Coyle and Pastor Tom Knoll.


We have a bright future as we begin our partnership with Pastor Kate, and I can’t wait for it to start.


In Christ,

Sue Cottrol, Council President