Assistant Professor of Educational Ministry and Practical Theology
Seattle Pacific University
Katie is the Lead Researcher for the Missing Voices Project overseeing the design, collection, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data measuring the progress and outcomes of the grant.
Katie Douglass is an ordained minister in the PC(USA) and served, with her husband John, at the American Protestant Church: An International Congregation, in Bonn, Germany before returning to doctoral studies. Since 2013, Dr. Douglass has directed The Confirmation Project, a $1.1 million grant from the Lily Endowment Inc., that researches confirmation and equivalent practices that form disciples of Jesus Christ in five denominations (PC(USA), UMC, Episcopal, AME, and ELCA) through a national survey of youth, parents, and ministry leaders, as well as congregational visits. The findings from this research and related events are available at www.theconfirmationproject.com. In addition to this research on Christian rites of passage, Dr. Douglass has taught courses on spirituality, the arts and Christian formation, Biblical literacy, and culturally responsive pedagogies as adjunct faculty at Princeton Theological Seminary and Seattle Pacific University. With their three boys, George, Paul, and Will, Dr. Douglass and her husband enjoy exploring Washington’s national and state parks in tents, on skis, with ice axes, and by climbing up the rock faces they encounter.