Katie Davis-Crowder

Minister, Musician, Educator
Greater Chicago, IL
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Meet Katie

I'm delighted that you're here!

My passions lay at the intersections of spirituality, social justice, and the arts. Hailing from the Philly area, I earned a BMus in musical theatre at Catholic University in Washington, DC before joining Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Houston, TX and pursuing my MDiv at Loyola University Chicago. It's been my joy to minister as a high school chaplain and theology teacher for over a decade.

 

I relish opportunities to collaborate with fellow seekers and faith-justice organizations as a spiritual companion, singer, presenter, and writer. Sustained by pilgrimage, travel, and immersion experiences, I love long walks, real talk, and working to build a bigger table, alongside my partner Kevin (and rescue pup Smartie!).

 

Accompanying Individuals + Communities

who seek deeper connection with spirituality, community, + self

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Spiritual Direction/Companioning

Spiritual directors/companions offer spaces of listening, supporting seekers hoping to connect more authentically with God/The Divine, others, and themselves. Spiritual direction encourages attentiveness and discernment as people seek to understand their experiences, relationships, and decisions within the context of spirituality. Different from talk therapy and coaching, spiritual direction's roots and aims lay in the Love of God.

 

am grateful to accompany adults and teens in monthly spiritual direction sessions. While I am Catholic and proud to have been trained in the Ignatian tradition, spiritual direction is not exclusive to Christianity. It also has been a joy and honor for me to walk with folks for whom religion and church are complicated. All are welcome!

Please feel free to reach out to schedule a free introductory session! I also have availability for the 19th Annotation Retreat.

Retreats +
Days of Reflection

 

Interested in hosting a retreat or morning/evening of reflection at your parish or school, or with a spirituality group? Let me know what you're hoping for, and I'd bet we can dream up something together!

I have years of experience designing, updating, and facilitating both preached and silent retreats and reflection experiences. Favorite retreats/practices include, but are not limited to: Kairos, voices of women, social justice, arts, nature/eco-spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, Scripture, and centering prayer.

Music

Hoping to plan a meaningful wedding service, but not sure where to begin? Looking for a wedding/funeral singer/cantor or someone to help you choose music with intention?

 

I have over two decades of professional experience as a musician in both sacred and secular settings, having served as cantor/singer and music consultant for numerous weddings, funerals, productions, and events. From Catholic Worker houses to cathedrals, I am comfortable in an array of worship spaces and would love to work with you as a vocalist and/or liturgy planner!

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Presentations

I'd love to share time with your school, parish, or group! With enough lead time, I can create a customized presentation or talk on your chosen topic(s) in the realm of spirituality, theology, or social justice. Let's get creative together!

Social Justice Immersion Trips

I have extensive experience coordinating and leading youth and young adults on domestic and international immersion trips and pilgrimages. Need support designing such an experience for your school or parish group? Feel free to reach out to discuss possibilities.

Writing

Check out my Writings page for examples of my online publications.

 

If you're looking for a written piece and believe I'd be a good fit, I'd love to hear from you!

Available both in-person + via Zoom

Testimonials

"Katie Davis-Crowder's voice has been a powerful gift to so many parts of our parish community.  Whether with our initiation ministry, the parents and guardians of our family religious education, or our young adult community, Katie teaches and engages our members in a way that gently yet boldly invites them to what St. Ignatius would call the 'magis' ... the more.  She inspires those new to the faith as well as those who have been life-long believers to journey deeper into friendship with Christ and life in and with Christ's Body, the church."

— Keara Ette, MDiv, Director of Ministries, Old St. Patrick's Church, Chicago

2021-2023 Events

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Fall 2021 + 2022

RCIA Presentation -

"Jesus: Too Much//Enough"

January 2022-present: Bimonthly Partners Parents/Guardians Sessions

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Visitation Academy Faculty/Staff Retreat
January 2023

 

Let's connect!

Thank you for reaching out!