Katherine (Kat) O.

Serving Since:


Bilingual In:

“Survival” Spanish, American Sign Language

Presidential Commendation:

2023 President’s Silver Volunteer Serviced Award

What I do to put energy into my life:

Connecting weekly with friends who support me; setting boundaries and saying “no” to drama and unhealthy influences that wear me out; and keeping wide margins in my life rather than over-booking myself (even with worthy volunteer opportunities).

Why I became a Chaplain:

God gifted me with the ability to remain flexible and calm under pressure. He also bestowed on me a love for my community and the desire to use my gifts to help the hurting. As a teen, I was trained in Stephens Ministries (one-on-one Christian crisis counseling). Now, I use similar skills of healthy detachment and sitting in sacred silence as a chaplain.