Kate Fields, Pastor of Children’s Ministry and Discipleship

Nashville native Kate joined Belmont UMC staff in 2019

Academic background

  • Vanderbilt Divinity School, M. Div.
  • Austin Peay State University, M.S., Biology
  • Cumberland University, B.S., Biology
  • Ordained within the American Baptist Churches USA; locally ordained by Glendale Baptist Church, Nashville

Family life

  • Married to Michelle
  • Two children, Wesley and CJ

Interests and activities

“Adventuring with Michelle and our kids; listening to country and folk music, especially Johnny Cash; growing vegetables, kayaking, rescuing greyhounds, promoting the local food movement which I find life-giving”

Reason for chosen career

  • Because I love children’s ministry and walking with them through questions of faith and growing up
  • To watch children lead our congregation
  • To live in the intersections of justice, theology, and faith
  • To see how this radically inclusive Gospel changes people and bears witness to love winning
  • To guide faith communities’ critical journey together through the challenges and joys of life, especially given evolving times in relation to the Church