Member Spotlight: Catherine Cox
Catherine Cox began a life-long love of the Theatre when, as a child, she began classes in Creative Drama, and became a member of the Ivory Tower Players through the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Active in Theatre and dance throughout high school, college, and graduate school, Catherine received a B.A. in Drama from Mount Holyoke College, and an M.F.A. in Children’s Theatre and Creative Drama from the University of Texas at Austin. Catherine worked professionally and non-professionally as a director, actor, stage manager, and Dance and Theatre teacher. A certified teacher with the British Association of Teachers of Dance, Catherine taught Scottish Highland Dancing for thirty-five years.
Catherine has lived all over the country. Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, she graduated from the Sunset Hill SChool (now named Pembroke Hill). She attended college in Massachusetts. Graduate school took her to Texas where she married and raised her four children. In 2008 she remarried and moved to Oregon, where she lived with her husband Jim and began to study voice. In Oregon she discerned a call to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church. She attended seminary at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. The job as Curate of Christ Cathedral has brought her to Salina, much to her delight.
Catherine and her husband Jim have seven adult children between them and two grandchildren. Non live close-by. The couple resides in Salina with their four Pixie-Bob cats. Catherine loves music, gardening, and interior design. She is looking forward to being a part of Rotary and working on projects which help the disadvantaged and the community. She is particularly interested in education and the arts.