Katie Houts joined the staff of Pilgrim Church in October of 2014. She brings a diverse instrumental skill set which includes expertise in classical and jazz piano, organ, guitar, brass, and children's developing voices. From 2004-2013, Houts served as Worship Curator and Director of Music for Lutheran churches in Iowa and Minnesota. After relocating to the Boston area in 2013, she began work as the Sacred Choral Music Editor for Choristers Guild.

Houts is also a sought-after professional accompanist and piano instructor. She currently serves as accompanist and sectional leader for the Cambridge Community Chorus. Houts received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sacred Music and Religion from Wartburg College. Katie and her husband, Ryan, live in Braintree with their three young children.