Katherine grew up in a Christian family, but her faith became more real to her in her late teens when she truly experienced God’s presence.
In 2017 she felt the Lord calling her to move to London to join a new church, and immediately got involved there with the church’s outreach ministry to people who are homeless. Her passion for people overlooked by others, marginalised in society, only grew, and she joined London City Mission in 2023.
“I have a heart for those who are marginalised and excluded, and I want them to experience the most amazing relationship possible – with God who loves us.”
Katherine works as a Project Worker for our Webber Street homeless day centre, seeking to help people take steps out of homelessness and provide relief from life on the streets. They regularly serve breakfast, run a Bible group, arts group and a weekly 1-1 drop-in. The team also seek to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of guests as they work alongside local churches. Together they host community meals helping guests connect with a church family and build lasting friendships. Through this, volunteers are trained and equipped through opportunities to share the life-transforming news of Jesus.
“Many of the guests that come in have been damaged by past experiences and often feel isolated and unable to deal with their emotions. They may try to cope by using alcohol and often this results in homelessness.”
“They often don’t feel heard, so a big part of our work is to build genuine relationships and introduce Jesus into our conversations. I would love to see our guests living the life in all its fullness that Jesus offers.”
Katherine is married to Jon, and has two teenagers. In her free time she likes to go for walks in green spaces.