Lead with Love
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never pay you back.~ Anonymous
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 managed hundreds of volunteers and church staff, coordinated activities, and facilitated partnerships to manage the largest food pantry in Macomb County, feeding hundreds of 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.
In December of 2020, Katie officially stepped down from her position with Liberty Church and Liberty Family Outreach. New beginnings on are on the horizon. After close to 14 years working in the community Katie is looking forward to helping organizations create strong community partnerships.
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 also studied and taught ballet for more than 20 years, and is a singing member of the worship team at her church.
Katie is happily married to the love of her life Tom, a US Army Veteran currently serving with the US Army Program Executive Office. Together 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.