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Date(s) - June 09, 2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Christ Church Cranbrook - Hospitality Center


Join us in the Hospitality Center, where a light lunch will be served during this presentation. The Rev. Kate Malin and Emmie Smith offer their reflections on how their lives and faith have been shaped through their unique journeys as individuals and together as a mother and daughter.

About The Rev. Kate Malin and Emmie Smith

The Reverend Kate Malin is the rector of Christ’s Church in Rye, NY and adjunct professor of preaching at The General Theological Seminary in New York. She received her Masters of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 2006 and was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of New York in September of that year. Kate served as rector of St. Anne’s in-the-Fields in Lincoln, MA from 2009 to 2018 and assistant at Christ Church Bronxville, NY, from 2006-2009.

Kate is also the co-founder and former co-director of “Love’s Harvest,” a non-profit dedicated to helping the rural poor of Malawi, Africa, grow nutritious food on their own land. She led annual parish mission trips to Africa for six years.

Kate is a 1987 graduate of Yale University with a BA in Theatre Studies. Prior to attending seminary, she worked as an actress in Washington, DC, New York City and Los Angeles. She is married to Bruce Smith, a writer and fundraiser, currently the Director of Development at the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT. They have three children: twins Caleb and Emmie, twenty-one, and Owen, seventeen.

Caleb and Emmie were featured in National Geographic’s January 2017 historic special issue “Gender Revolution,” and Emmie’s gender affirmation surgery was documented in a video for National Geographic. The following year, Kate co-designed and facilitated a conference at the General Theological Seminary called “TransLucent: Spirital Care for Trans* Families.” She continues to write and speak about her experience as priest and parent of a transgender teen in the hope of building awareness, growing compassion and engaging theologically on the subject of gender and identity in the bible, the church and modern society.