Katie received her B. A. in Mass Communication/Public Relations from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. While at UMHB, Katie participated in several ministry-oriented leadership events.
Her junior year, Katie felt the call to ministry through her passion: loving people for who they actually are and not what shame has made them to be. Katie volunteered with JSL throughout college and JOINED THE HQ STAFF IN 2016 AS THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS. In 2018, she became the director of donor and community engagement.