Meet the Young Women’s Leadership Development team
Interim Associate for Young Women’s Leadership Development
Kate is committed to the spiritual growth and leadership development of young women. As a lifelong Presbyterian, she has served the church in ways that have mentored young adults including leading mission trips and youth conference groups and involvement in campus ministry at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where she graduated with Honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics. Kate has helped those in need through her work with the Kentucky Refugee Ministries’ Family Center. She has a Master of Divinity degree and a Certificate in Reformed Studies from Yale Divinity School. Kate has interests in ecumenism and liturgical studies. In her spare time Kate enjoys reading and cooking.
National Network of Presbyterian College Women, Field Staff
Originally from a central Michigan, I first became connected to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) while studying at a women’s college in Pittsburgh. Despite having a degree in graphic design and media arts, I have always worked in relational ministry. In addition to my work with NNPCW, I also serve as the director of youth ministries for Shadyside Presbyterian Church. When I am not working, I love taking part in activist opportunities centered on women and girls’ empowerment, poverty eradication, and promoting fair trade. I also love to dance, bake, watch movies and travel.
Alexandra Zareth Canales Gonzalez
Racial Ethnic Young Women Together with Young Women’s Leadership Development, Field Staff
Committed to empowering communities in need, Alexandra has served in the violence prevention/ intervention field for over a decade, in hospitals as a chaplain, and is the co-founder of the Trenton Teen Leadership Corps and Mujeres en Victoria. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Mary's University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Alexandra also serves full time as Project Director with Esperanza’s National Programs.