Originally from Louisville, KY, Kate Murphy studied biology and music at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. She received her Masters of Divinity and Masters of Sacred Theology from Boston University and accepted her first call to be an Associate Pastor at Fourth Presbyterian, a multicultural, inner-city church in South Boston.
Kate moved to Charlotte in 2004 when she accepted the call to be the Associate Pastor for the Youth and Children’s Ministry at Cook’s Memorial Presbyterian Church. In 2008, she became the Pastor of Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church, guiding the church through a transformation process that resulted in a growing, diverse congregation that serves the Hickory Grove community.
In her free time, Kate enjoys running, reading, writing, drinking coffee, and watching pointless reality television. In addition to leading Sunday services at The Grove, she shares her ministry gifts with other churches and organizations throughout Charlotte. Kate and her husband, Colin, have three daughters