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Katherine Museus Dabay

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Katherine Museus Dabay Katherine.Museusdabay@valpo.edu 219.464.6453

Pastor Kate’s office is Room 113 of the Helge Center, the addition to the Chapel.

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Pastor Katherine Museus Dabay joined the Chapel of the Resurrection team in January 2021 after years of feeling a call to campus ministry. It’s been thrilling for her to find her place at a university with such a lively and diverse worship life – how cool to be offered daily opportunities for reconnecting with God and taking time for holy rest!

You’ll see Pastor Kate preaching at chapel worship services, cheering-on student worship teams, and having conversations at Uptown. A Certified Trainer with Inspiring Comfort, she is passionate about equipping people with the confidence and skills we need to build a community of mutual care. 

In response to God’s free grace, Pr. Kate strives to follow the call to love God and neighbor through relationship-building, local service and organizing, and “striving for justice and peace in all the earth.” She is passionate about exploring the big questions of life and faith; her favorite parts of ministry are small-group discussions and one-on-one conversation. 

Before coming to Valpo, Kate served for five years as the associate pastor of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Franklin, TN. She now lives in Valparaiso with her spouse, Thomas.

Education

M.A. Luther Seminary
M.Div. Vanderbilt Divinity School
B.A. Hamline University

Pastor Kate preaches on Welcome Sunday 2021.
Pastor Kate joins others in the Valpo community in getting her head shaved for St. Baldrick’s.
Always up for fun, Pastor Kate dresses as Dobby the House Elf for a community trick-or-treating event, Fall 2021.