After traveling to East Africa for the first time, Katie was eager to get involved with a ministry that was working to improve the lives of children in the region. She discovered Lahash in 2009, through her friend Leisha (who was serving as the Lahash Sponsorship Director at the time). After a couple years of volunteering, Katie officially joined the Lahash staff and has served in the Sponsorship Program ever since. Katie and her husband, Tim, live in Portland with their daughter. The three of them traveled to Rwanda together in 2017, each finding unique ways to contribute to the work of Lahash. Katie loves working closely with all the Lahash ministry partners and helping make connections between sponsors and kids.