Having served as Administrative Assistant since September 2017, Kathy says what she likes most about serving in this position is the Christian atmosphere and working with Pastor Jim. She feels blessed to be where God made the way and where He wants her to be.
She has a son and two daughters and five granddaughters ranging in age from 10 to 23 years. She also has seven step-children, 19 step-grandkids, and eight step-great-grandkids. Her other family members include three Yorkies, two who are brother and sister, a rescue giant Yorkie and a Shih Tzu.
Kathy credits her father as the one person she could always go to and describes him as a very wise, loving, God-fearing man. She always seeks guidance for what God wants for her life through her prayers and admits she has learned the hard way about making choices without prayer!
She enjoys going to Christian concerts and listening to Christian music on WAY FM. Mercy Me is her favorite artist, Grace is Greater by Kyle Idleman is her favorite book which she credits for changing her life.
Kathy has been to Europe and would love to travel back there and see more of this world and the history of different countries. Closer to home, weekend trips are spent exploring small towns finding little shops and out-of-the-way restaurants. She enjoys serving as a greeter at her church – Southeast Christian – meeting new people and making new friends.
Expressing herself creatively through flower arranging and arts and crafts are ways she spends her free time, along with family time and “Friday Night Girls Night” with girlfriends; she’ll never give up her freedom! She loves a wide range of movie types – comedy, mystery, romance, thriller and true stories and when it comes to food, she loves a good burger, swiss steak and mashed potatoes and mac & cheese!
A little known fact about Kathy is that she wanted to be a veterinarian when she left high school. In fact, asked what one thing she could never give up, she says no matter how old she gets, she will always have a dog. “They always give love and companionship!”
Non-profits that are close to Kathy’s heart include the Susan G. Komen Foundation, as she has had a daughter-in-law and several friends with breast cancer, and the Kentucky Humane Society because she is passionate about animals.
If Kathy were to describe Fern Creek UMC to an outsider, she would say it is a kind, loving, welcoming church. She would be happy if this was the last position she ever had!