EFCA, Western District
Supported by First Free since
Katie grew up in Chaska, MN where she experienced cross-cultural ministry through short-term trips to Mexico and Romania with her home church, Valley EFC. While in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she spent a semester in Central America and furthered her interest in what God was doing in Latin America and around the world. After graduating with a B.A. in International Relations in 2000, she spent a year working with a church planting team in Xalapa, Mexico through ReachGlobal.
In 2002, Katie began serving with ReachGlobal at the national office in Minneapolis, primarily preparing young adults for cross-cultural ministry and working with U.S. churches to mobilize and disciple young adults. In January of 2006, Katie sensed God leading her to get more theological training and moved to California to begin a degree at Talbot School of Theology. While completing her Master of Divinity, she worked at First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton in women’s ministries and young adult ministries. In the fall of 2011, Katie was persuaded by the spiritual context of Europe and moved to Madrid with ReachGlobal, Spain to work with young adults and professionals.
In 2012, she was certified in Cultural Intelligence, a tool to equip individuals, churches, non-profits and the corporate world to navigate cultural differences. As part of her ministry responsibilities in Madrid, she was asked to learn more about the ReachGlobal ministry initiative in Berlin that focused on seeing gospel transformation in cities. Although she had never been open to working in Germany before, she was drawn to the innovative approach to ministry in the diverse, post-Christian city of Berlin.
Recently Katie took a salaried position with the Western District of the EFCA, so financial support is no longer needed, but prayers are always welcome.