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General Information

Name:  Kathleen Long Bostrom  

Pen Name: Kathleen Bostrom


Born: 1954 in Los Angeles, California


Illinois Connection

Boston lives in Wildwood, Illinois. She is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bostrom has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church since 1983. She and her husband, Greg, have served as Co-Pastors of the Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Wildwood, Illinois, since 1991.Since 1998, Bostrom has served on the Board of the Presbyterian Writers Guild, and finished her term as President of the Guild in 2004. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Society of Midland Authors.Bostrom earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey; and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

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