Katherine Blankenship serves as the Mission Immersion Director for Raleigh Youth Mission. is originally from Asheville, NC and graduated from Appalachian State University. She is a Teaching Elder (Minister of Word and Sacrament) in the PC(USA) and received her M.Div. at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. Katherine has a passion for youth ministry, social justice, and getting to know our neighbors who are living on the margins. Katherine also enjoys vegan cuisine, strong coffee, listening to music, and playing with her dog, Penny.