Director of Contextual Education and Lecturer in Contextual Theology, University of the South School of Theology, Sewanee, TN

The Rev. Kathryn Mary (Kammy) Young is the director of contextual education and lecturer in contextual theology at Sewanee School of Theology. She has been serving as the interim director since August 2011. Prior to coming to Sewanee, she was associate rector for spirituality & justice at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. While at Christ Episcopal, Rev. Young played a key role in the DART affiliate in Jacksonville, ICARE.

Young brings to the program 20 years experience as an Episcopal priest, with broad experience in both large and small church growth as well as transitional ministry. She has been a proactive leader for the diocese and congregations in implementing creative ministry development, continuing education and formation for clergy and laity, and innovative programs and technology to promote increasingly faithful mission and ministry.

Young received her Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in 1992, and her Bachelor of Arts in religion from Florida State University in 1984. She is married to the Rt. Rev. George Young and they have two grown children, George and Lucy.

The School’s contextual education program provides a venue for students to integrate and reflect upon their academic work within active ministry environments. They gain better self-knowledge for the role of congregational leader with on-site experience in multiple and diverse locations, from small rural churches to large urban parishes.