Rev. Dr. Katie Hays has has been in congregational ministry for 18 years, serving alongside congregations in Alabama, New York, Georgia, and Texas. For 11 years, she and her husband (Prof. Lance Pape of TCU’s Brite Divinity School) served as co-pastors. Theologically trained at Yale and Princeton, Rev. Hays maintains that her true education about God’s steadfast generosity toward all people came from her parents and her church/family. She and her husband are now intent on passing along that same knowledge to their two children.
Katie pastored small, traditional congregations for nearly two decades before veering off to plant Galileo Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), or just “Galileo” for short, in the suburbs south of Fort Worth, Texas. Galileo turned five years old at Pentecost in 2018. She is using a study leave funded by the Louisville Institute to write a memoir of Galileo’s first five years.