Contact Us

For information about upcoming events, formation resources, Spiritual Direction, or guest ministry invitations, please contact:

Katie Harmon-McLaughlin
Spiritual Formation Specialist and Spiritual Formation Team Lead
816-833-1000 xt. 2393



Katie Harmon-McLaughlin is a minister and spiritual director who is passionate about seeking the Sacred Presence in all persons and life circumstances. She works for Community of Christ International Headquarters as Spiritual Formation Specialist, and was previously a full-time pastor for the Orange, CA Congregation. As Spiritual Formation Specialist, her responsibilities include directing the Spiritual Formation and Companioning Program, leading the Spiritual Formation Team, coordinating and editing the Daily Bread Blog, supporting various world church ministries, and facilitating spiritual formation retreats and trainings. She is passionate about companioning and spiritually forming individuals, families, communities, and leaders. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Religion through Graceland University, Master of Arts in Religion through Community of Christ Seminary and was trained in Spiritual Direction and Leadership through Pneuma Institute. Katie completed Labyrinth Facilitator Training through Veriditas. She is continually formed and companioned by Zac (spouse), Emma (daughter) and Maya (the dog!).

Responsibilities: Spiritual Formation Team, Spiritual Formation and Companioning Program, Spiritual Formation Resources, Retreats, and Events, Project Coordinator for Daily Bread.

Spiritual Formation Team


Services and Ministries

The Spiritual Formation Specialist and members of the Spiritual Formation Team are available for the following:

  • Spirituality Retreats (women, men, adults, young adults, youth)
  • Teaching on the essential link between spirit and mission (contemplation and action), wholeness, spiritual formation, holistic peacemaking, etc.
  • Support for congregational and jurisdictional gatherings
  • Reunions and Camps
  • Temple gatherings and headquarters events
  • Denominational formation at events such as World and National Conferences, IYF/SPEC, Peace Colloquy, Meetings and Gatherings, etc.
  • Resource development and consultation
  • Staff for Community of Christ Spiritual Formation Center in Kirtland, OH which is available for personal or group retreats.

Spiritual Formation Team members also serve to connect individuals, congregations, jurisdictions with

  • spiritual formation resources and information
  • spiritual formation study program
  • spiritual retreat centers and leaders
  • spiritual directors

Spiritual Formation Team Members:

Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, Team Lead

Jane Gardner, Presiding Evangelist

David R. Brock

 Kris Judd

Charmaine Chvala-Smith

 Carolyn Brock

Laurie Gordon

Mary Jacks Whipple

Dustin Davis

Donna Sperry

Dustee Heinze

6 Replies to “Contact Us”

  1. Hi Katie,
    I am trying to put a spiritual retreat together during our spring break, March 21-24. We will be going to the Conception Abbey for the retreat. Are there other materials available to help us with the retreat? I know I have access to the spiritual formation info and I will include that in the retreat but I didn’t know if there was anything else available. Thanks, Trish Heath

  2. I would like information on the retreat on October 2016. Is it just for musicians? May also have the information for preparation on a spiritual pilgrimage? The one that helps you prepare and learn the history of Kirkland.

  3. Interested in the Advent Mystery. Will these be recorded to enable access at various times? Not sure I can commit to those exact dates.

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