About Kathleen: Kathleen graduated from Valparaiso University with a degree in music education in 1970. She taught grade school and was a church musician for 3 years, in Farmington, Michigan, St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois; a secretary at Concordia Seminary-in-Exile for 2 years; the advertising manager and editorial assistant at the Christian Century in Chicago for 15 years; organist at her home congregation in Indianapolis, Indiana, for 3 years; and worked on the floor and in the office at Crate and Barrel in McLean, VA, for 3½ years.
In 1971 she married James Wind, currently president of The Alban Institute in Herndon, Virginia. After completing his M.Div and S.T.M. at Seminex, Jim continued his education at the University of Chicago where he received his Ph.D. This explains some of the many moves :-). They are the parents of two children: Joshua (1980), in his last year of a 7-year neurosurgery residency at George Washington University Hospital in DC, who, with his wife, Lauren, became parents of a baby girl in early October 2012; and Rachel (1984), who, after graduating from St. Olaf College (and singing in the St. Olaf Choir for 3 years) received her M.Div. from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and currently works in its development department. She and her husband Matt became parents of a baby boy in January 2013.
Kathleen has been involved in numerous music organizations as participant, volunteer and board member, most notably The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and The Children's Chorus of Washington. She is a regular volunteer at Reston's homeless shelter. Jim and Kathleen are members of the congregation at the Washington National Cathedral.
Kathleen loves foreign travel, dinner parties, politics, history, and checking out the burgeoning Virginia wine country