Organization: Evangelical Friends Mission
Location: Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland
About This Ministry:
Kathi grew up here at Rose Drive Friends, and at the age of 15 went to Mexicali with the youth group. It was during that week that she first felt a desire to serve God through missions. She came home and committed to the Lord that if He wanted her to go, she was willing to go. Following college, Kathi spent two years teaching at Christian Academy of Guatemala. She returned to the States to clear her teaching credentials and get a Masters Degree in Social Work, continuing to ask God where and when He wanted her to go.
In 1999, Kathi felt a call to Ireland, and has been serving there since 2001 with Evangelical Friends Mission. For the first five years Kathi was based in Dublin, working with the James family and a church plant in an area called Ringsend. Since 2007, she has been living in Greystones, County Wicklow. Kathi is involved in several local organizations as a volunteer, and participates in local activities, always looking for ways to serve and meet needs within the community. Over the years she has started a Parent and Baby group for the community, which has expanded into a second group (and inspired a local church to start a group of their own). She is grateful for opportunities to study the Bible weekly, with different groups and individuals that she has gotten to know, and is excited to see how God is working in the lives of the people. Kathi’s desire for Ireland is that they would hear God’s word in its fullness, and respond as faithful witnesses to the truth of the message they have received (Colossians 1:23-29). To that end she works to raise up disciples that have a vision for living out the gospel and carrying its message to their own communities and to the rest of the world.
Life Verse: “Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify your name forever.” Psalm 86: 11, 12
195 Redford Park
Greystones, County Wicklow
Birthday – August 30