Kathleen is a bona-fide Minnesota twin born and raised north of the Twin Cities and tied for last among six children in a devout Christian family. She received her undergrad in journalism from the University of Minnesota and her Masters of Specialized Campus Ministry from Denver Seminary. She served fifteen years in college ministry at Oregon State University before swimming upstream to do sixteen years of youth ministry in a church outside of Portland, Oregon. She is a gifted retreat speaker and teacher. She is single with no children, but enjoys the love of four nieces, their growing families, and her faithful dog, Ketch. Kathleen loves movies, baseball, grilling, board games and exercising her creativity and smile. Kathleen joined the staff of Academy Christian Church in April 1, 2022. No fooling.