09parkerkaKatherine T. Parker, missionary with the Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serves as part of the Community Health and Agricultural Development (CHAD) Initiative of the Methodist Mission in Cambodia.

  • Sun Mar 3 – 9:30am Chehalis, 11am Centralia
  • Tues Mar 5 – 12:30pm Skamokawa, 5:30pm Kelso
  • Wed Mar 6 – 10am Camas, 5:30pm Stevenson
  • Thur Mar 7 – 9:30am White Salmon, 6pm Goldendale
  • Fri Mar 8 – 12pm Ellenburg, 6pm Wesley, Yakima
  • Sat Mar 9 – 6pm Sunnyside
  • Sun Mar 10 – 10am Grace, Walla Walla, 3pm Dayton
  • Mon Mar 11 – 12pm Pomeroy, 5pm Clarkston
  • Tue Mar 12 – 12pm & 6pm Orchards, Lewiston
  • Wed Mar 13 – 10am Grangeville, 5pm Colfax
  • Thur Mar 14 – 6pm Garfield
  • Fri Mar 15 – free
  • Sat Mar 16 – free
  • Sun Mar 17 – 10am Moran, 6pm Cheney
  • Mon Mar 18 – 6pm Monitor
  • Tue Mar 19 – 12pm Leavenworth
  • Wed Mar 20 – 12:30pm Port Angeles, 5pm Port Hadlock
  • Thur Mar 21 – 12pm Sequim, 5:30pm Anacortes
  • Fri Mar 22 – 12pm Wesley Homes
  • Sat Mar 23 – 5:30 pm University Temple, Seattle
  • Sun Mar 24 – 10am Ronald, Shoreline
  • Mon Mar 25 – 2pm & 6:30pm Snohomish
  • Wed Mar 27 – 6pm Castle Rock
  • Thur Mar 28 – 10am Aldersgate, Bellevue

Katherine is involved in organizational development of the Social Concerns Committee (SCC) of the emerging Methodist Church in Cambodia. Working with a national team of pastors, the SCC works to help local congregations articulate and practice a theology of reaching out in Christian love to neighbors to realize God’s promise of abundant life for all. Katherine helps develop food security and “livelihood” cooperative projects – cow, pig, chicken and duck raising, rice co-ops (‘banks’), vegetable farming, and various small business projects through savings and credit groups.

Katherine also works with local congregations to help ensure their communities have continued access to biologically safe drinking water. Access to safe water in Cambodia is complicated by seasonal flooding, a high water table, and groundwater that is contaminated in many locations with naturally occurring arsenic. Katherine helps provide tools for local communities to assess and monitor their risks.

Native to California, Katherine comes from a family with deep roots in United Methodism on the West Coast. Two grandfathers, a great-grandfather, an aunt and several cousins have served as United Methodist clergy.

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