Name: Kathleen “Kate” Gerwin
Program: MS Pastoral Counseling
- How far along are you in the program?
I have 6 classes left to go and all of my clinical internship to complete.
- Favorite Quote:
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.” – Rumi
- Favorite spot in Baltimore:
So many!! The Charles Theatre, One World Café, the BMA, Atwater’s Bakery, Camden Yards… the list goes on!
- Where is your hometown?
McLean, VA—but I have been adopted by Baltimore and plan to make it my hometown for good… Go Ravens!
- What is the most meaningful class you’ve taken?
Introduction to Pastoral Counseling with Dr. Dee Preston Dillon.
- Who is your inspiration?
My spiritual director Fran—no one has taught me more about authenticity and the free, exhilarating, occasionally terrifying but always beautiful gift of life than she has.
- What are three unusual things about yourself?
1. Growing up, I wanted to be a spy or a queen.
2. I am a pretty big nerd (and I own it!) about holistic living and dieting.
3. I rescue bugs.
- What is your dream job?
Working at a “Wellness Center” in which traditional therapy and “alternative” medicine are combined—being able to focus on and heal the WHOLE person! Writing and speaking would be in there too somewhere. If I didn’t want to go into this field, I would want to be a fundraiser for a non-profit.
- What else should the readers of Making Meaning know about you?
I’m happiest when I’m outdoors; I love to do yoga and dance and plan to get my yoga teacher’s license this summer; I consider guacamole to be a food group unto itself; I am very interested in the Enneagram and plan to become a certified Enneagram practitioner; my favorite movie is “It’s A Wonderful Life”; I’m a social introvert; I love exploring new places, whether it’s a new city or a new shop around the corner; I am a big fan of black sharpies and a compulsive “thank you” note writer; my friends, family and community mean the world to me.