Kay Roller, Director Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Kay Roller joined the Children’s Ministries staff in 2011 and currently serves as the Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and Assistant to the Director of Children’s Ministries at Independent Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Birmingham, Alabama.
A native of Minnesota, she relocated to Birmingham 22 years ago after completing her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Minnesota State University. She received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1998 and served on the faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology as an Assistant Professor in applied research until 2004.
After leaving the workforce for a few years to focus on the care of her two young daughters, it was her volunteer work with Children’s Ministries at IPC that helped her recognize her calling to work with children as a religious educator.
In 2012 she helped bring the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd method of religious formation to IPC, completing her certification as a Level I and Level 2 catechist over the next 2 years. As the Director of Catechesis, she and the Assistant Director, Margaret Cobbs, have enjoyed building the atrium spaces and working closely with the many church members who have generously donated their time and talents to build our work materials. IPC is fortunate to have 15 dedicated catechists who work with the children ages 3-years-old through 3rd grade on Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:50 am in our Level I and Level II atria.