Kate was born and raised in Hillsboro, Oregon. She graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Performance and Non-Profit Arts Administration. It was there she met and fell in love with her future spouse Eliot after hearing him play the Uilleann pipes. They got married at 7,000 feet on Mt. Hood in Oregon before moving to Ireland for Eliot's master's degree and finally to Eugene for his PhD, where they found a church home at New Hope Eugene.
After starting the MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) ministry at New Hope Eugene, Kate has since become a volunteer for MOPS international, coaching MOPS groups all around Oregon state.
As Communications Director, Kate loves helping connect people to Jesus, the church, and one another. Her goal is to encourage daily spiritual practice via all methods of communication, including social media, email, and the website. She also enjoys the graphic and motion design aspects of communications as she gets to be creative!
Kate is a mom to three young homeschooled KidCity kids (James, Ellie, and Genevieve), but is also a self-proclaimed Disnerd and will talk your ear off about any and all Disney parks if you aren't careful.