We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Northwestern Ohio Synod Theologian in Residence is Kate Philabaum!

Kate is a retired music and drama teacher, who is now the Director of the HeArt Gallery at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Toledo, as well as a fiber artist, church musician, member of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), and a member of the Arts in Action leadership team.

Kate is married to the Rev. Dr. Tim Philabaum, pastor of Zoar Lutheran Church in Perrysburg. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

Through this grant and residency, Kate will be seeking to use the transformative power of the arts to connect, equip, and inspire NWOS church members in their study of scripture. She will be focusing on the connections between scripture, art, faith, and community as we journey through the Year of Scripture in the Northwestern Ohio Synod.