Introducing: Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington

Rev. Dr. Cathy Harrington is an Accredited Interim Minister who has successfully served UU congregations through their time of transition in Michigan, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina. She also served as a settled minister for nine years.

She is no stranger to cold and snowy winters: Her home base is Ludington, Mich., and she owned a bakery/cafe in Seward, Alaska.

Cathy moved to Buffalo from Asheville, N.C., with her 6-year-old dog, Zoey, while her husband, Jim, patiently holds down the fort in their Ludington home. He is fully supportive of her call to ministry.

Prior to becoming a minister, Cathy was an award-winning hairdresser for 25 years and owned Miller’s Daughter Bakery/Cafe in Seward, Alaska, which is where she recognized that her call to feed people was a call to ministry.  She drove the Al-Can Highway to Berkeley, Calif., where she spent five years (including a one-year internship in Austin, Texas) to study at Starr King School for the Ministry.

While in seminary and beyond, Cathy’s ministry has been deeply informed and creatively shaped by her involvement with the Faithful Fools Street Ministry in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco.

She believes that transitional ministry should be joyful and fun as well as a time of deep discernment and exploration.
Since ordination, Cathy has dreamed of serving a church that “looks like a church” and is thrilled to be at UUCB.