Kateri Northwest Ministry Institute
Kateri Northwest Ministry Institute (KNMI) is a training program in leadership for Native American
Catholics. Kateri's mission is to empower Native American Catholics to serve their People and affirm
their cultural and spiritual identity. KNMI encourages the People to take responsibility for the
religious life of their local community.
The program transforms training into action by involving Native leaders fully in the pastoral
education of fellow Native Catholics. Kateri participants become teachers themselves, working in
apprenticeship with KNMI staff, a collaboration which enables Native People to take ownership of
their place within the local community.
Our ultimate goal includes training lay leaders in the Native community, healing from substance
abuse, and promoting greater involvement of Native People in their larger communities.
Fr. Mike Fitzpatrick, S.J.
Other Board Members & Staff:
Jerome Main -- President
Rita Jones -- Vice-president
Gordo Horn -- Secretary
Jenny Edgren -- Office Manager
Fr. Pat Twohy, S.J. -- Rocky Mountain Missions Director
P.O. Box 4693
Spokane, WA 99220