Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Counseling

Hello, my name is Katherine Lee Baker

I am an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America.

I am passionate about community engagement, intersectionality, inclusion, and all things cultivating emotional agility and spiritual resiliency.

I have two dogs and too many shoes. I enjoy good stories, delicious meals, authentic connection, and home improvement.


Pastoral Counseling

Adoption and Family Systems

Grief, Loss, and Trauma

Relationships, Pre-Marital, Marital, Family

Decision-Making and Intrapersonal Communication








Interfaith Ceremonies


Enneagram Growth and Vitality

Foundations in Wisdom and Spirituality

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Genograms for Spirituality

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Cultural Intelligence (CQ)

Preaching, Publications, Features

I excel most at shaking things up –simply by offering the voice and perspective of a young person of color, adoptee, divorcee, feminist, womanist, visionary, and failure alike. Click below for a few samples of my work!


Additional Certification and Coursework:

Enneagram Typology | Fundraising and Stewardship | Grief and Loss

Systems Thinking | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Master Planning

ACE Prevention and Response | Human Resources


“Katherine walked beside us throughout the entire process– meeting with us to hear our vision for the ceremony, including religious traditions from both families, connecting with our families when they came in town, and praying with us separately before we walked down the aisle. Our ceremony was memorable, personal, and full of love and grace. We couldn’t have asked for a better pastor to officiate.”

“Katherine’s deep commitment to equity and inclusiveness are expressed in her gifts for bringing people together and encouraging mutual respect. She brings self-awareness, intelligence and compassion to her pastoral relationships.”

“Katherine is personally winsome and projects a compassionate, poised presence in the pulpit. She strives to use vivid, specific language to draw in the congregation both intellectually and emotionally. She finds lovely, memorable phrases to sum up her exegesis of the text, combining assurance and challenge. I’ve invited Katherine to preach in a few different contexts and was surprised and pleased that during her preparation, she peppered me with deep, pastoral questions about the congregation. She’s no drive-by preacher; she wants to speak a Word on target.”

“Reverend Katherine Baker, has a passionate and gentle approach to facilitation and providing transformative learning opportunities. Her great ability to put people at ease so that they open themselves to learning and growth is intentional and done with compassion. She brings her authentic self to these experiences and her truth instills respect among those that are blessed to hear and learn from her. I am forever grateful for her presence.”

Let’s Connect


I’m currently based in the Midwest.
I love to travel and I am also happy to connect
via whatever medium might be best for you.
Although I like long-distance relationships,
I recognize that you might not…
Here are a few friends of mine that
I would love to introduce you to!