Katherine Douglass

Katherine M. Douglass (Katie) is an Assistant Professor of Ministry at Seattle Pacific University and an ordained minister in the PC(USA). Katie served with her husband, John, at the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany, before returning to doctoral studies. 

Since 2013, Dr. Douglass has directed The Confirmation Project, a $1.1 million grant from the Lily Endowment Inc., that researches confirmation and equivalent practices that form disciples of Jesus Christ in five denominations through a national survey of youth, parents, and ministry leaders, as well as congregational visits. In addition to this research on Christian rites of passage, Dr. Douglass teaches courses on spirituality, the arts and Christian formation, Biblical literacy, and culturally responsive pedagogies.