October 16, 2018
Katherine Guthrie received a call four years ago to participate with Plymouth Congregational Council. Feeling discouraged about recent losses and transitions at Plymouth, she said, “It was one of those moments where my head said, ‘No!’ but my spirit said, ‘Yes! I guess God thought it was the right time for me to step up and contribute what I could to solutions.” In January 2019, she reaches her term limit. “I am encouraged by the changes I have seen on Council and am excited to see how our leadership continues to grow,” she adds.
David and Katherine started attending Plymouth in 2000, and they joined in covenant the following year. Their children, Calvin (15 years) and Lucinda (13 years), were born soon after. David’s parents moved to Redmond in 2005 and they joined Plymouth last year — so now they are six Plymouth Guthries!
“I was drawn to Plymouth for the social justice activities, and soon discovered the wonderful community and my growing desire for Christian discipleship. And of course, a church that so values music of all kinds really feeds my soul.”
“I value honesty and compassion, and I am striving to understand my place of privilege in this world. These are values of Plymouth, and my personal and spiritual growth is well-supported here.”
Katherine has worked as a biostatistician since 2001 at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where she helps design and implement clinical trials to treat cancer and to provide support for cancer survivors.