Kat was born and raised in Brentwood, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville. She graduated from Brentwood High School and received a B.A. and M.A. from Miami University in Ohio. Kat is currently working toward a Masters in Youth Ministry at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary as a part of the Center for Youth Ministry Training.
Kat formed her relationship with Christ through the faithful ministry of youth workers and volunteers. “I have seen how youth ministry can empower teenagers, uniquely able to question the world as it is and imagine it how it could be, to use that missional imagination to shape their faith, and the world around them,” she says. “I just want to be a part of what the Holy Spirit is up to here at FUMC Fort Worth!”
Kat’s favorite thing about Youth Ministry is the opportunity to watch teenagers begin to discover the people God shaped them to be. As she describes it, “That moment where the lightbulb clicks on, that first moment where you feel like you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be, is a gift to witness in youth.”