Katharine Jefferts

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Katharine Jefferts was born in Pensacola, Florida back in 1954 to Keith and Elaine.  She attended school in New Jersey.  He attended Stanford University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, a Master of Science degree in oceanography and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1983 from the Oregon State University.  

Being raised in the Catholic Church, in 1963, her parents took her to the Episcopal Church in New Providence, New Jersey.  In 1979, she married Richard Schori.  In 1994, she earned her Master of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. 

What you may not know about Katharine Schori is that she was the first woman elected as a primate in the Anglican Communion. In 2006, she was elected to servea nine-year term as Presiding Bishop another first for women.

She retired in 2014, as far as I can tell she is alive and doing well.

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Comments (15)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

Dec 08, 2020 03:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As an Episcopalian, I remember Katherine, and what big news it was when she was made a Presiding Bishop. She was a wonderful bishop.

Dec 08, 2020 04:01 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Wow, that is a big switch of careers!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 08, 2020 04:28 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - Katharine's name and story are new-to-me.  Thank you for the information.  

Dec 08, 2020 04:37 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I sure did not know this, but I am glad she is alive and well.

Dec 08, 2020 05:00 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

She was a very leaned woman and I think it's wonderful that with all that education she put God first James Dray . I am also glad that Nina Hollander let us know that Katharine was very good in her position in the church.

Dec 08, 2020 05:15 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James Dray - an increasing number of women are bishops in protestant denominations.

Dec 08, 2020 06:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Dec 08, 2020 07:08 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James Dray once again a very interesting life story

Dec 08, 2020 07:40 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have always admired the Episcopalian religion, they were the first to have women priests.  A

Dec 08, 2020 08:33 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I love learning of firsts by women and this adds to my list. 

Dec 08, 2020 09:56 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

That is a great story. I was born Catholic and for the life of me I cannot understand why the Catholic church does not allow women to be priests.

Dec 08, 2020 01:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Bravo to Katharine for achieving all she did in the Episcopal Church. I enjoyed reading about her, and seeing the photo Barbara Todaro posted.

Dec 08, 2020 05:52 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I can honestly say I did not know this but thanks to your post I become more aware everyday 🎅

Happy Tuesday evening James Dray 

Dec 08, 2020 08:47 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Katharine Jefferts appears to have broker more than one glass ceiling.

Mar 20, 2021 05:09 PM

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