Vicar Kayla Sadowy

Vicar Kayla Sadowy was installed as Vicar at Grace Lutheran Church on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Kayla Sadowy is a candidate for Word and Sacrament ministry in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Kayla has resided in Philadelphia for over ten years. She moved to Philadelphia to study music therapy at Temple University after completing her studies at Capital University in Columbus, OH. As a music therapist, Kayla has worked with various populations, including children, senior adults receiving memory care, cancer patients, and adults with intellectual disabilities. However, it was during her work in hospice and palliative care where she experienced the presence of God in a way that no longer allowed her to ignore God’s call and led her to seminary. During her time at United Lutheran Seminary (ULS), Kayla completed her field education with The Welcome Church, a church without walls in Center City focused on serving people experiencing homelessness. She also served on the ULS chapel staff, and was the worship planning co-chair for the National Proclaim Gathering, a program of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries. Her training and work as a music therapist and minister have cultivated a passion for creating imaginative, meaningful worship and a desire to share the expansive embrace of God’s love and grace. Kayla is very excited to start this new chapter with Grace Lutheran Church!