#CeaselessDevotion: Kathleen and Liam Chatterton
A sudden change in life can impact a person’s emotional well-being and satisfaction, and can shift that person’s life positively or negatively. No one understands this more than Interim Dean of Enrollment Management Liam Chatterton and his wife, Kathleen, who works in the school’s business office as an analyst.
In spring 2021, the Chattertons received not one but two sudden changes. Kathleen was pregnant with twins (siblings to big brother Maverick and big sister Kennedy) and Liam learned he would shoulder more responsibility within the Office of Admission after then-Director of Admission Anna Crouch departed Mercersburg for another opportunity. Liam was tasked with welcoming multiple new admission counselors to the team, making adjustments to the office’s structure, researching and recommending a plan for access and affordability as part of the school’s strategic design, and gearing up for the 2022–2023 admission season.
“The past few months have been a whirlwind for our family, and we are so grateful for the support of the Mercersburg Academy community as we continue to navigate these changes in our lives,” Liam Chatterton says. “The thoughtfulness and care we have been shown has been a true gift, and is a testament to the type of community that is present at Mercersburg.”
While a mountain of change hit their home at one time (including the arrival of twins Campbell and Hayes), it was hard to know it as the Chattertons continued to give their all for the school. Liam and Kathleen are generous with their time, authentic in their desire to serve Mercersburg, and share a responsibility to steward the school for future generations—when no one is looking, and when everyone is looking.