By Kate Denson and Caroline Triscik

Love Your Neighbor: An Interview with Kate Denson

"I think God wants us to be in humility, actually seeking out what true repentance looks like — and I'm not sure I know what that is." — Kate Denson

Complete with the background sounds of the city and her infant son, in this episode Kate Denson, director of DC Urban Programs InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and founder of DC Justice Tours, shares her experiences of how learning the history of a community can shape the way we understand and love our neighbors. Kate helps us consider the effects of gentrification and how we can honor people well. Additionally, she shares about her personal exploration of her own family of origin’s history and how understanding her history has shaped her own practices of lament, repentance, and justice.

You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy these conversations as much as we did.

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About the Author

Kate Denson is a proud DC transplant married to a native Washingtonian. She's lived in Washington DC and been on staff with InterVarsity since 2007 serving primarily as the DC Urban Programs Director with some time as campus staff at both Georgetown and George Washington Universities. Kate graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in sociology in 2007 and received her MA in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2016.

Kate has developed a robust "side hustle" as a tour guide, now focusing mostly on justice oriented tours through her small organization called DC Justice Tours. She's been married to JR Denson since 2013 and they have one son Alexander Douglass Denson named for a few DC greats — Alexander Crummell and Frederick Douglass.

 

Caroline has served with InterVarsity since 2002 as a campus staff member in northwest Indiana and most recently in central Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on creative writing from Purdue University in 2002 and is currently working toward a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Messiah College. Caroline, her husband, John, and their three children live in “the sweetest place on earth,” otherwise known as Hershey, Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she likes to read, discover new music, and attempt to train her uncontrollably exuberant Labrador retriever, Pax. Caroline is an associate with Women in the Academy and Professions.

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