Katya Brodbeck

Associate Pastor



Your position and role at Powell UMC; What are you passionate about? I am an Associate Pastor. I am passionate about leading and accompanying God’s people on their spiritual journey, as they discover their belovedness and find their place in a church,  connecting them to the places of serving, and caring for them in the midst of dark times. 

What is the favorite part of your job? The favorite part of my job is to see how people grow in their faith, how they feel touched by God and the way they are connecting and being part of the body of Christ.

Family: My husband’s name is Josh. We have been married since 2015. He is a Minister of Music and a great organist at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. We have two dogs, Bella and Frederik. My parents, my brother and his family live in Russia.

Where are you from? I was born in Samara, Russia. When I was 22 I came to New York City. In a few years I heard God’s call to ministry and came to Delaware, OH. Josh and I live in Lewis Center now. 

Ministry background, degrees, credentials: I have a degree in Linguistics and International Communications from Samara State Academy of Culture and Arts, Russia and a Master’s of Divinity degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. I am a ordained elder in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

What are your hobbies? I love traveling with my husband, reading, and taking walk in nature. 

Your favorite quote or verse from the Bible: One of my favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 43:1b,2, “Do not fear, I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.”

What has God been teaching you lately? God is teaching me to trust and let God do God’s work. It is not easy but possible with God’s help and power.