Kathy finds the most joy in sharing the story of Jesus and watching people operate in their giftings. Through authentic humor and relevant teaching, she loves working with groups and especially church planters. Her life goals are to be an amazing disciple, wife to Ben, mom, friend, follower & leader.
Kathy began her ministry pre-kindergarten as a Pastor’s Kid in rural Virginia, going along with her father on care calls, speaking engagements, cleaning the church, always learning how to pastor and love a community. After receiving a call to ministry as a kids camper, she grew in her gifts and as a teen began preaching and speaking in multiple venues. Her formal education took her to Evangel University in Springfield, MO and an internship in Lynnfield, MA. As a fourth generation minister and church planter, she is blessed to be following in this heritage of faith, and enjoys every step of the adventurous path with twists, turns, the joy and responsibility of preaching the Word, building leaders and releasing them into ministry, and making a difference for the Kingdom of God.
After most recently serving for eight years as an executive pastor of ministry & development at Real Life Church in Sacramento, she became the lead pastor at Sacred Church in the San Francisco Bay Area in early 2014.
Ben and Kathy met in college in the Midwest and were one of those annoying dorm lobby couples who were too poor to go on a date. In 2002 they got married and dreamed of moving back to a coast. Three years later they made it to the West Coast. In 2010 they became parents through the “zero to chaos” method of adoption. Five uh-mazing kids later, they’re busy and often sleep-deprived, but convinced the fantastic 5 are going to make the best grown-ups the world has ever seen.
Kathy blogs both here and at ThePreacherGirls.com – a blog she shares with a cohort of friends who all serve as lead pastors. The blog features articles about Christian life, ministry leadership, and church practicals.