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Counselor , family life educator

Kathleen Marie Finley, American family life educator, counselor. Recipient National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, 1966. Member National Association of Catholic Family Ministers, 1980—2004.


Finley, Kathleen Marie was born on November 12, 1947 in Aberdeen, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Maurice Burke and Geraldine Jeanette Hickey.


Bachelor with honors, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1970. Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, 1990. Master of Arts in Religious Education, Fordham University, Bronx, New York, 1972.


Associate director family life office Catholic Diocese of Spokane, 1977—1981. Director of formation Mater Dei Ministry Institute, 1995—1997. Marriage preparation counselor St. Aloysius Parish, since 1993.

Presenter marriage preparation weekends Catholic Diocese of Spokane, since 1977. Adjunct instructor religious studies department Gonzaga University, Spokane, 1981—2009, instructor religious study department, since 2009.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Building Christian Families (Thomas More Press medal, 1984), Amen: Prayers for Families With Children, Our Family Book of Days: A Record Through the Years, Building a Christian Marriage: Eleven Essential Skills, The Liturgy of Motherhood (2nd Place award Family Life, Catholic Press Association, 2005), Savoring God: Praying With All Our Senses, Welcome: Prayers for New and Pregnant Parents, Prayers for the Newly Married.


Member National Association of Catholic Family Ministers, 1980—2004.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel.


Married Mitchel B. Finley, March 9, 1974. Children: Sean Thomas, Patrick Daniel, Kevin Andrew.

Maurice Burke

Geraldine Jeanette Hickey

Mitchel B. Finley

Kevin Andrew Finley

Patrick Daniel Finley

Sean Thomas Finley