Inhabit 2017

Kate Pattison

Rooted in the small, rural community of Silverton, Oregon, Kate Pattison is exploring what is means to commit oneself to a particular place for life. Kate tries to live life in the front yard, inviting neighbors and passersby to journey together. She and her husband have been experimenting with small house churches, co-housing, and slowness for 13 years. Over the last three years, Kate has spent much of her energy growing little humans (two daughters, ages 3 and 9) in her primary intentional community – her family. Along with her life in the neighborhood, Kate works at the Oregon Department of Education as a program director and facilitating courageous conversations about equity. She also contracts with small and large organizations to support strategic planning efforts. Kate is a director on the board for the local Montessori public charter school, helped to found a local political action committee to get women into elected leadership roles, and currently serves as the chairperson for the Parish Collective.