Kathy Maskell – Vineyard Justice Network
Kathy Maskell leads the Vineyard Justice Network steering committee, and she is also the pastor of discipleship at Blue Route Vineyard Community Church. Raised by Buddhist parents in San Diego, Kathy began her eastbound journey by first studying literature and poetry at the University of Chicago. While there, she got rocked by Jesus’s kindness and power. Kathy then pursued a teaching career, spanning from elementary to high school. While in New Haven, CT, Kathy worked for six years as the U.S. Advocacy Director of Love146, a leading anti-trafficking organization, and co-planted Elm City Vineyard Church. Kathy’s M. Div. work at Union Theological Seminary (NYC) focused on the study of abolitionist movements, developing Biblical resources on justice and exploitation, and analyzing poverty as a root cause of human trafficking alongside leaders of poor-led organizations. She lives with her husband Caleb, son Josiah, and daughter Emmanuelle in Media, PA.
Vineyard Justice Network is a network to connect people pursuing the justice of the Kingdom of God. VJN (which began as Vineyard Anti-Slavery Team) brings together the wisdom of their shared experience in serving and standing in solidarity with the poor and the least-of-these. They offer holistic wisdom to all our churches, along with many easily accessed resources for getting started and growing with a missional, Kingdom-centered approach. Learn more on our VJN Partnership page or on their website.
Kathy specializes in…
- Integrating justice in church plants from their inception
- Justice as the heart of ministries in your local church
- Women in leadership
- VUSA Diversity Initiative – scholarships for leaders of color to attend trans-local Vineyard events