Ways to work with Rev. Cat
Congregations & Leaders:
My community ministry of spiritual guidance, The Path of Joy, offers programs and support to colleagues congregations and communities wanting to build resilient communities in which our covenants come alive – and genuine collaboration and healthy conflict resolution can flourish.
- Guided facilitation in resolving specific tough issues
- Leadership development to create a healthy congregational culture
- Workshops in person & online tailored to each congregation
- Guest worship services & retreat facilitation
- 8 week video conferencing Immersion Series for congregational leaders in Creating a Culture of Right Relationship
- 9 month follow-up video conferencing Practice Group in Creating a Culture of Right Relationship
Individuals and Couples:
- Develop clear communication practices for keeping the conversations positive, productive, and respectful
- Renew your soul connection to what matters to you most
- Discover how to be fully authentic AND deepen connection
- Clear the blocks to living your most fulfilling & energized life
- Sessions in person & online
Clergy and Seminarians:
- Follow your vision while building collaborative leadership
- Meet the unique challenges of your ministry with confidence and clarity
- Strengthen your leadership skills in challenging situations
- Practice better self-care and avoid burnout without guilt
- Session in person & online
About Rev. Cat
Rev. Cathleen Cox, M.A.T., M.Div. offers a ministry of spiritual guidance, The Path of Joy: Awaken Your Spirit ~ Empower Your Life ~ Bless the World, which supports individuals, communities and organizations in fulfilling their highest purpose. This is the path to freely and joyfully blessing the world with our gifts!
Rev. Cat’s ministry serves spiritually and ethically committed people who want to make a difference in the lives of others and the world without losing themselves in the process!
Her ministry is offered both in-person and online by video conferencing. This work is extended to clergy colleagues, seminarians and congregational and community leaders, as well as to individuals and couples worldwide.
Rev. Cat offers guidance in spiritual practices for discerning the unfolding call of Spirit in our lives and for transforming the outworn beliefs and behavior patterns underlying whatever obstacles and conflicts appear as blockages, releasing our highest potential.
Her ministry is grounded in the belief that challenging situations are transformed into creative opportunities by clarifying what matters most to every stakeholder and staying true to oneself while communicating effectively with others to build mutual respect, shared understandings and trust. This is the path to resolving obstacles and conflicts in collaborative ways and moving towards life-affirming outcomes for all.
Rev. Cat is President of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, a professional organization bringing together ordained and lay ministers serving their communities and the world “beyond the walls” in a wide variety of support, healing and social justice ministries.
She is co-author of Spiritual Guidance Across Religions and served for ten years on the Senior Staff of her denominational Leadership School (Pacific Central District). She is a recipient of the Margaret Fuller Award of the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation and a Fellow of the National Writing Project.
Rev. Cat is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry. She holds certification from the Committed Non-Violent Communication Practitioners Program of BayArea NVC as well as from the Institute for Advanced Archetypal Studies.
Rev. Cat is a frequent presenter at district and national conferences, including UUA General Assembly, PCD District Assembly, Ministry Days and UUMA Chapter retreats. She has served as a national UUMA CENTER Presenter, specializing in conflict resolution, as well as at Ministry Days and UUMA Convocation 2009. She was a featured workshop presenter on “Covenant-Based Conflict Resolution” at the 2015 UUMA Institute for Excellence in Ministry. She has served as a UUMA Collegial Conversations presenter, leading Chapter conversations on theological deepening.
Rev. Cat is an ordained minister in Final Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. Her community ministry has been affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley since 2003.