Kate Newell has a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, focused on science, metaphysical/indigenous spiritualities, and pastoral care. She served as a trauma chaplain at NYU Langone Medical Center, VCU Health, and continues to provide chaplaincy on a consultation basis, which is defined as: spiritual and emotional support to anyone, on any sojourn, in any secular setting.
Kate has supported Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, New Thought, Bahá'í, Indigenous, Atheist, Agnostic, and Pagan communities as a facilitator of interreligious and intrareligious dialogue, leader and participant of ritual, and chaplain during traumatic transitions. Kate’s educational background provides a myriad of languages to speak with differing faith communities, and her life experiences and magic allow her to connect with folks who have left organized religion and now identify themselves as “spiritual, but not religious.”
In seminary, she studied metaphysics, the New Thought movement, Clinical Pastoral Education, out of the box theologies, systems theory, quantum physics, group relations, teaching, mysticism, radical rituals, death/dying, indigenous spiritualities, evolutionary biology, and eco-feminism. These disciplines have anchored Kate in her true calling: to assist leaders become further in alignment with their ethics. As an ecofeminist witch, Kate loves communing with nature and practicing Earth-based rituals, which provides the foundation of her work in the world.
As a woman who walks her talk, Kate brings to this work:
First-hand experience learning and working in political, healthcare, and academic systems, as well as community organizing outside of a system.
Trauma-informed listening skills honed over 1000 clinical hours.
Strategic leadership utilizing dialogue, deliberation, and conflict transformation techniques.
Social justice praxis and proven commitment to fostering marginalized voices.
Ministerial degree and track record of providing spiritual care in diverse settings.