Kay joined Augustana in 2013 as a teenager new to Christianity. She joined the church staff as one of three Office Managers in 2023, helping out in the main church office with everything from scheduling meetings and taking phone calls to working on service bulletins and maintaining the sanctuary. She sought out work at Augustana out of a desire to find a job that’s also a vocation, and serving the Church working around friends old and new has been a great opportunity for that.
Kay holds a BA in English and Studio Art from St. Olaf College, an ELCA affiliated school in the Midwest. She’s happy to bring back her experiences there to Augustana, both to apply her education in theology and Lutheran traditions and live out the friendly, community-minded spirit there.
Her previous work has included academic archive and research assistance for a professor, and bookselling. She has also volunteered with Lift Every Voice Oregon, the Augustana Church Youth Group, and the Sanctuary Arts team.