Kathy is a transplant to the Midwest. In 2016, she and her husband, Steve, moved to Akron, Indiana from Washington state in response to God's call for Kathy to be the lead pastor at the Akron Church of God. This has been an adventure and a season of exponential spiritual growth.
One of her passions is helping people see themselves the way God sees them. Walking with others on this journey of becoming who God created them to be is an honor and privilege. It is a beautiful thing to watch this unfold in the life of someone who has lived with a marred image of themselves, often for far too long. She knows what it is to lose your identity in the things you do and accomplish. She continues on this journey herself...becoming who she was created to be; seeing herself the way God sees her; and realizing who she is in Christ is more important than anything she can accomplish.
"I have always been a doer. My value lay in what I could accomplish or how much I could do for others. Over the past few years, God has shown me that this is upside down. He says my value lies in the heart of the One who created me and no where else. I am slowly believing this and it is changing how I live my life. Your identity has very little to do with what you accomplish and everything to do with the God who created you. He sees you first and what you do second. He says, "I see you and I love the you that I see."
Kathy and Steve have two grown sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law and one adorable granddaughter.