Katie’s career began in the travel industry specializing in corporate travel, but after more than a decade, decided to incorporate her personal mission to “lead with love and make a positive impact in my community” into a professional role. In 2007, she became the program coordinator for Liberty Family Outreach, in addition to the outreach coordinator for Liberty Church. She manages hundreds of volunteers and church staff, coordinates activities, and facilitates partnerships to manage the largest food pantry in Macomb County, feeding approximately 350 families each week. She has successfully managed events serving a few hundred, to more than 10,000 people. She has been awarded the Michigan Food Bank Council Beacon of Light Award, and the Health Eating Initiative Grant Award.
Katie is an accomplished speaker, social media marketer, and is affectionately known as the Sweetheart of Snapchat to many in the social media community. She is an avid live streamer and has been featured at Social Media Day Houston. Her blog, Sweets from the Homefront, is another way Katie gives back to her community, both locally and abroad, and turns her love of baking into delicious acts of kindness.
In addition to studying Music Education and Biblical Studies, Katie is a Certified Travel Agent. She also studied and taught ballet for more than 20 years, and is a singing member of the worship team at her church.
Katie has been married to Tom, a US Army Veteran currently serving with the US Army Program Executive Office, for 31 years. they have three adult children, Matthew, Samantha, and Shannon as well as two Australian Cattle dogs, Jake and Ollie, who think they are children and often act like them.
Lead with Love
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never pay you back.~ Anonymous