Kate Eaton has deep family roots in Colorado and in the Episcopal Church. She has traveled widely and has a passion for people, music and culture from all over the world. She believes that God is present in all of creation and takes great joy in incorporating this into her life and work.
At a young age she was exposed to the arts, and began playing the piano at the age of four. In 2001, she recorded her first CD, Return to Me, for I Have Loved You with an Everlasting Love.
For a long time, Kate dreamed of offering her musical and artistic talents to create environments that invite others into an experience of the breadth of God’s creation. While pursuing a rigorous non-profit development career, which included raising $4.5 million for Habitat for Humanity International, Kate joined a small group of people who were involved in beginning a new Sunday evening worship service called the Wilderness.
Kate volunteered to lead the arts and music. She created a world music sound and introduced tapestries, images, icons, found objects, ambient lighting and interactive places for prayer to support each season. She created a body of music, including hymns, prayers and original compositions, which are recorded on her new CD, ARISE, New Music for Worship, released in 2009. Kate also addressed the logistical aspects of running the service by recruiting, training and supporting volunteers. She established an entirely new look, sound and feel for more than 20 seasons for the Wilderness.
In the Fall of 2009, Kate lead the creation of a liturgy in the Wilderness style for the convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. The service was a huge success. Many priests and lay people expressed interest in developing services in their own congregations.
Soon Kate was receiving invitations to help others with their worship. So Kate founded Mishkhah in January of 2010 to partner with churches, seminaries, organizations and individuals who are interested in creating worship environments that invite people into rest, beauty, peace, wonder and a renewed relationship with God.
To date, Mishkhah has partnered with the following congregations and Church organizations:
- Saint Gabriel’s, Englewood CO
- Saint John’s, Denver CO
- Saint Timothy’s, Centennial CO
- Iliff School of Theology, Denver CO
- Saint Raphael, Colorado Springs CO
- Saint Paul’s, Pittsburgh PA
- Saint Paul’s, Lakewood CO
- Consortium of Endowed Parishes, Austin TX
- Province VI Synod, Des Moines IA
- Diocese of Colorado Clergy Conference, Estes Park CO
- Episcopal Peace Fellowship Conference, Denver CO
- Parish Resource Center, Denver CO
- Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Longmont CO
- Episcopal Diocese of Colorado Youth Weekend, Buena Vista CO
- Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Havana Cuba
- Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami Florida
- The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu HI
- The Diocesan Convention, Hawaii
Mishkhah has been formally engaged in the successful planning and launching of new weekly services which include:
- The Wilderness, Saint John’s Cathedral, Denver CO
- Refuge @ St Paul’s, Saint Paul’s Episcopal, Pittsburgh PA
- Real Presence, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans LA
- Nishma, St Paul’s Episcopal, Lakewood CO
- Mysterium, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Buffalo NY
- A’it Caol, Saint Brigit Episcopal Church, Frederick CO
- Ahmmm, First Plymouth Congregational Church, Englewood CO
- SPERO, Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Denver CO
- Shifrah, Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati OH
Kate is married to The Right Reverend Peter Eaton, Bishop of Southeast Florida. They live in Miami, FL. They enjoy hiking, biking, snow shoeing and travel.