For information about upcoming events, formation resources, Spiritual Direction, or guest ministry invitations, please contact:
Spiritual Formation Specialist and Spiritual Formation Team Lead
Bio: Katie Harmon-McLaughlin is the Spiritual Formation Specialist for Community of Christ and Director of the Community of Christ Spiritual Formation Center in Kirtland, Ohio. Her previous role was full-time pastor of the Orange, CA Congregation. Katie received a bachelor of religion from Graceland University, and a master of arts in religion from Community of Christ Seminary. She received a certificate in Spiritual Direction and Leadership through the Pneuma Institute in Pittsburgh, PA and is a trained Labyrinth Facilitator through Veriditas. Katie currently lives in Walnut Creek, CA.
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
Mary Jacks Whipple