Pr. Katie was born into a Lutheran family and raised in a culture where intellect and service were essential components of faith. Throughout her life and work, Pr. Katie has firmly believed in a thinking church that reaches out to do “God’s work” with “our hands.” She finds that God is at work in people’s lives in graceful and often surprising ways.
Pr. Katie has served several churches in a variety of capacities. As a pastor, providing vision for mission, proclaiming God’s Word, and being a visible presence of Christ’s love in the lives of people are Pr. Katie’s great passions.
Another passion for Pr. Katie is parenthood. She has an eight-year-old son, John, and a toddler daughter, Betty. Pr. Katie and her husband Jay met at the University of Chicago while Jay was in Law School and Pr. Katie was at the Divinity School. Jay works as an attorney in Chicago and is a board member for Lutheran World Relief. The Hines-Shahs now live in Hinsdale, and enjoy being part of the community. Watch Pastor Katie on You Tube discussing Lent click here to watch