Katherine Willis Pershey

Poetry, Spirituality

Katherine Willis Pershey is an associate minister of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs, Illinois, and the author of two books, Any Day a Beautiful Change and Very Married. Pershey is a frequent contributor to The Art of Simple and the Christian Century (where she is a board member), was a storyteller for the now-archived Deeper Story website, and has also contributed chapters to many books about preaching and ministry. She was one of the founding editorial board members of Fidelia’s Sisters, a publication of the Young Clergy Women Project, and is a member of Ink: A Creative Collective.


Festival Years: 2012, 2016, 2018