Rev. Dr. Barbara "Barb" Cathey received her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and her D. Min. from the ACTS D.Min in Preaching program. She has been a pastor for over 30 years, serving in Primera Iglesia Presbiteriana in Hoboken, NJ; College Avenue Presbyterian Church, Aledo, IL; Union Church, Hinsdale, IL and is currently the pastor at Edgewater Presbyterian Church in Chicago. The Edgewater congregation is more than half African, with others in recent years from India, Korea, Nepal, Brazil, Belize, Mexico, and the Philippines and is located in a gentrified neighborhood with a significant LGBT population.
Rev. Cathey is an advisor in the ACTS D.Min in Preaching program and has been enriched by mentoring 12 seminary interns from McCormick and North Park in the nine years that she has served at Edgewater. She is the mother of two fascinating, twenty-something children and the wife of theologian the Rev. Dr. Robert Cathey.