Meet Our Team


Katie Douglass

Primary Investigator

Associate Professor of Educational Ministry and Practical Theology at Seattle Pacific University

Rev. Dr. Katie Douglass is an ordained minister in the PC(USA) and served as an Associate Minister at the American Protestant Church: An International Congregation in Bonn, Germany before returning to Princeton Theological Seminary to complete a PhD in Christian education. Her research has ranged from the role that the arts play in the faith lives of young adults to confirmation as a rite of passage. She has worked with Kenda Dean, helping congregations to create innovative new ministries with young adults. She has also conducted research for the Missing Voices Project, a project focused on empowering marginalized young people to start new ministries in Florida. Her research focuses on Christian identity. Specifically, how is Christian identity formed so that people grow to become more like Jesus Christ. 

Katie lives in Green Lake with her husband, John, a professor of biology at SPU, and her three sons, George, Paul, and Will who are 10, 9, and 6 years old. She loves to ski, paddle board, and go hiking.