Sr. Kathryn O'Brien has served in parish life in the Diocese of Cleveland for over 30 years. She grew up on the east side of Cleveland and comes from a large Irish Catholic family, the fourth child out of seven. Sr. Kate's father William J. O'Brien was born on the east side of Cleveland and was a mail carrier in downtown Cleveland. Her mother, Virginia Forrest O'Brien was from Aliquippa, PA and worked in the diocesan offices in Cleveland for over 25 years. Sr. Kate attended Villa Angela Academy, Ursuline College and Cleveland state University. Since that time she has served a number of parishes in a variety of ministries including Director of Religious Education, teacher, and pastoral minister.