kate lovelady Saint Louis, Missouri

Kate Lovelady was born and raised in New York City, attending public schools and studying dance and music. In 1991, Kate received a B.A. as an English Major in Writing from Northwestern University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.

Returning to New York, she worked in the publishing industry for several years, eventually starting her own writing and editing business. In 1998 she moved to Carrboro, North Carolina, where she became active in the arts and activist communities and with the NC Society for Ethical Culture. She attended the AEU Lay Leadership Summer School in 2000 and was accepted for professional Leadership training by the American Ethical Union in 2001. In 2002 she served Carrboro as its first Poet Laureate. From 2003-5 she served three Ethical Societies as Leader Intern: the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, the Ethical Society of Austin, and the New York Society for Ethical Culture. She also earned certificates in pastoral counseling from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, New York, and in humanist community leadership from Humanists in Leadership Training. She joined the staff of the AEU Lay Leadership Summer School in 2004 and was certified as a Leader by the American Ethical Union in September 2005.

Kate has a partner of ten years, musician Bill Dechand, and her current interests include singing, vegan cooking, and pragmatism.

Kate's Pieces on TerraSight