Meet our Pastor
Rev. Catiana McKay
Rev. Catiana P. McKay has served Galena United Methodist Church since July 1, 2017. At GUMC, Catiana strives to build a diverse body of Christ-followers who share the love of Christ in Galena and beyond.
Catiana celebrates the diversity of God’s creation in her ecumenical and interreligious leadership role as Ecumenical Officer for the United Methodist Northern Illinois Conference.
As an Ecumenical/Interreligious Officer of the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) of the United Methodist Church, Catiana has represented the church in various venues: providing national leadership as the UMEIT (United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training) Network chair; serving on the Illinois Conference of Churches leadership team; and being a delegate for the 2016-2021 term of The World Methodist Council.
Other interreligious experiences include participation in the Parliament of the World’s Religions gatherings of Chicago (1993), Barcelona (2004), Salt Lake City (2015), and in Toronto in 2018, documenting the Turkish humanitarian service movement, Hizmet.