The Rev. Katherine Currier has lived nearly her entire life within 40 minutes of Fayette, but she never knew much at all about the community. That’s changing rapidly.
Rev. Currier was recently named pastor of the Fayette United Methodist Church and she’s learning a lot about her new home.
“I’ve met a lot of very nice people,” she said. “People have been very welcoming and helpful.”
Rev. Currier grew up in Colton, Ohio, near Liberty Center. She worked as a registered nurse at Fulton County Health Center for 19 years and she also began serving as a part-time pastor five years ago.
In 2007, she broke away from her nursing career to begin full-time ministry work. She dove in deep, serving United Methodist churches in Independence, Florida and Malinta, Ohio—all at the same time.
Rev. Currier’s husband, Jim, continues to work at the health center as the manager of the critical care department and coordinator of the emergency department.
The Curriers have six grown children who live in northwest Ohio, Cincinnati and Georgia.
“Jim and I have been very involved in mission work, both locally and in Mexico,” Rev. Currier said. “We travel to Nuevo Progreso, Mexico, each year with a team to set up a free medical clinic. In the future, we hope to have small free clinics in Fayette, offering blood pressure checks and screening for vision and hearing.”
They’re also involved in Kairos Prison Ministry International and help plan and deliver various outreach programs.
In her spare time, Rev. Currier enjoys gardening and reading. She and Jim are also walkers and look forward to exploring Harrison Lake State Park.
Rev. Currier is enjoying meeting the residents of Fayette and learning about the community.
“Fayette is a really nice town and has a lot to offer,” she said.