Mrs. Kate Kirkpatrick

Instructor in Humanities, Agriculture & Culinary Arts

Kate Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Chicago. Though her roots are urban, she formed a special interest and expertise in nature and its potentials during her years as an instructor and outdoor education coordinator for a youth wilderness experience program. Living in forests and off the land, she learned, in the words of Job, to “ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you…[for] who among all these does not know that hand of the Lord has done this?” When not in the school’s urban garden, she’s likely in her own, training her four children to tend the soil and bring out its bounty.

Kate Kirkpatrick graduated magna cum laude in theology from Franciscan University, where she studied with Scott Hahn and Fr. Dan Patee.