Rev. Kathryn Lester-Bacon
Words To Live By
“For me, most simply, contemplative spirituality is a fidelity to beholding the divine in all things...A sacred attention...I believe this is a spirituality our world -- overtaken with dislocation, noise, unrest -- so desperately needs” – Cole Arthur Riley
Rev. Kathryn Lester-Bacon (she/her/hers) is the Director of Religious Life at Duke Chapel, working at the Chapel since September 2019. An ordained Presbyterian clergy, she is a graduate of Princeton Seminary, and has received certificates in IAF community organizing and spiritual direction. Before starting at Duke, she worked as a pediatric and hospice chaplain, youth director, and local church leader. Along with Rabbi Elana, she convenes the Interfaith Roundtable for religious leaders on campus.