Cate Michelle Desjardins, MDiv, MPH, BCC is the Executive Director of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship as well as Pastor of Germantown Mennonite Church, America’s oldest Mennonite Congregation (Founded in 1683).

Cate spent five years as a pediatric specialist chaplain at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where she both conducted research and provided clinical chaplaincy.

Cate has also completed a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology with a focus on the intersection of religion/spirituality with physical and mental health globally.

Cate is a leader in spiritual care research with a number of papers published in national and international medical journals. She lives with her family in Philadelphia, PA.