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Cathy Harrington

Cathy Harrington

Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington’s transformative experience at a Healing of Memories workshop with Father Michael Lapsley in 2013 led her to become a lead facilitator with IHOM. She currently serves as the Interim Lead Minister in a congregation in Buffalo, NY. Cathy earned her MDiv at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, CA, and later earned a DMin focusing on Restorative Justice. Cathy’s experience as a volunteer police chaplain and victim outreach specialist and her 20-year career in parish ministry affirms her belief that Healing of Memories workshops are a powerful tool in helping people begin their inner journey towards wholeness and healing.

Prior to becoming a minister, Cathy was an award-winning hairdresser for 25 years and owned Miller’s Daughter Bakery/Cafe in Seward, Alaska, which is where she recognized that her call to feed people was a call to ministry.  She drove the Al-Can Highway to Berkeley, Calif., where she spent five years (including a one-year internship in Austin, Texas) to study at Starr King School for the Ministry.

While in seminary and beyond, Cathy’s ministry has been deeply informed and creatively shaped by her involvement with the Faithful Fools Street Ministry in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.

Cathy Harrington, together with Audrey Lukasak, facilitates the Healing of Memories Workshop for Religious Leaders in June, 2024.

HOM Retreat Leader
Audrey Lukasak
Retreat Leader
Sharon Reinbott