Know Your Vestry – Kate Pierattoni

Kathleen “Kate” Pierattoni was appointed to the Vestry in April 2019 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of another member. She will be a member of the Vestry Class of 2021.

Kate has attended St. Margaret’s since 2012 and attends the 10:00 service primarily. She has two children and five grandchildren, all of whom live in the desert. She shares her home with a partner.

Kate is a graduate of Manhattanville College, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in French. She also has a teaching credential from Chapman University and graduated from EfM at St. Margaret’s.

She worked as a translator and interpreter for fifteen years while living in Florence, Italy. Kate also worked in her family’s business and was a teacher in the Coachella Valley Unified School District for 20 years. She is currently retired but does substitute teaching occasionally.

At St. Margaret’s, Kate has served on the Altar Guild for the past seven years.

As a Vestry member, Kate’s goal is to “serve in any capacity.” When asked about St. Margaret’s, she said, “St. Margaret’s has enriched my life immeasurably, and I love being part of our community.”

You can reach Kate by e-mail at

This is the latest article in the series Know Your Vestry. We hope that these articles will help you learn more about your Vestry. Additional articles will appear over the coming months.

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