Any Day A Beautiful Change: About the Book & Author

About the Book

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the minister with the baby carriage. In this collection of interrelated personal essays, Katherine Willis Pershey chronicles the story of her life as a young pastor, mother, and wife. At turns hilarious and harrowing, deeply moving and gently instructive, Pershey's reflections will strike a chord with anyone who has ever rocked a newborn, loved an alcoholic, prayed for the redemption of a troubled relationship, or groped in the dark for the living God.

Part of The Young Clergy Women Project series

The Young Clergy Women Project (TYCWP) Series features writings from young adult clergy women on topics that give meaning to their lives and ministries. TYCWP includes women from around the world who are committed to serving God and supporting one another.

About the Author

Willis Pershey is the Associate Pastor of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs, Illinois. A graduate of Claremont School of Theology, Katherine previously served as the solo pastor of South Bay Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Redondo Beach, California. She was one of the founding editorial board members of Fidelia's Sisters, a publication of The Young Clergy Women Project. In addition to writing a personal blog, she is a contributor to the Christian Century. Katherine is the author of Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family from Chalice Press.

Visit Katherine online at her website and on her blog:


Other Works by Katherine Willis Pershey

Katherine's blog, "any day a beautiful change"
The Young Clergy Women Project, contributor
Christian Century contributor page:
"Bearing Testimony" feature interview with the Christian Century
"In Which Katherine has an epiphany on Epiphany," Emerging Mummy

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