cathy kooser


While always a believer, Pastor Cathy has been a faithful and committed follower of Jesus since 1999. She fell in love with God when He rescued her from the dominion of darkness and brought her into the kingdom of the Son He loves – into His marvelous light!

She’s been highly active serving in the Dayton Emmaus Christian community since 2004. Prior to becoming a pastor she served within the church in several different capacities to include as a Lay Pastor, Hospitality Chair, Worship Host/Trainer, and in Women’s Ministry.

Serving as a pastor is a second career for Cathy as the Lord called her into vocational ministry later in life and she began pursuing His call in 2015. She received her Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Cincinnati in 2003 and is currently attending the United Theological Seminary in Dayton. She has 2 wonderful children and 6 delightful grandchildren!!

Pastor Cathy is honored and blessed to serve alongside a wonderful leadership team at South Charleston United Methodist Church – all of whom extend a warm invitation to you to become part of our church family!