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Rev. Kate Hurst Floyd , Senior Pastor

Kate began her time as Senior Pastor of SSUMC in June of 2019 and is thrilled to be in ministry with this congregation and the wider Sandy Springs community. A lifelong United Methodist, Kate has served in ministry since 2007 with churches in Atlanta, Chicago, and Arlington, VA. She’s passionate about peace with justice, interfaith relationship-building, and sharing God’s unconditional love. In her spare time she enjoys running (slowly), good books and bad TV.

Kate received her B.A. from Rice University in Religious Studies/Gender Studies and her M.Div. from Candler School of Theology with a concentration in Women in Theology in Ministry. She is married to Rev. Dr. Kyle Tau who works as Ecumenical Staff Officer for the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church. They have two young children, Daisy and Sam.