August 19th

Katie Day is the Schieren Professor of Church and Society at United Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia where she has been on the faculty since 1985.  Katie has also served congregations in Boston and Philadelphia.  She received her academic training at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Union Theological Seminary (S.T.M.) and Temple University (Ph.D., Sociology).  She has published four books, the most recent being, Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street (Oxford, 2014) and has edited two other volumes. Dr. Day has conducted several major sociological studies focusing on congregations and how they reach out to their communities and the wider society, and has spoken and published widely on these topics. She has been a visiting professor at Princeton Seminary, Chester University (U.K.),  Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, and at New York Theological Seminary.

Rev. Day is ordained in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.  She and her husband Jim have four grown children and four grandchildren.  They live in Cambridge, where they enjoy sailing and the local crab cuisine!