Introducing Our Team: Meet Katherine

Welcome to our new Need Prayer blog series! We are excited to launch a new series where we introduce the incredible team behind our mission. Each week, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know the dedicated individuals who stand ready and waiting to pray with and for those in need. Stay tuned as we bring you closer to the hearts and minds of our team members, starting with their personal introduction blogs. We hope these stories inspire and connect you with the people who make Need Prayer a beacon of hope and faith. 

This week, meet Katherine!

A Journey of Faith, Family, and Fulfilment

My name is Katherine. I am a devoted wife, mother, and passionate psychology post-grad student. With a strong will and determination, my life is a beautiful tapestry woven with threads of faith, family, and a dedication to helping others. I am a proud mom of two wonderful children, whom I cherish as my greatest treasures. Their laughter and love are the heartbeats of my life, bringing purpose and meaning to my every day.

Early Life

My journey began as the youngest of five siblings, very opinionated and spoilt by my much older siblings, raised by a resilient single mother who instilled in me the values of self-esteem and confidence in Christ. Growing up, my siblings and I navigated challenging times together, our bond growing stronger and our faith steadfast. My mother’s strength and guidance laid a foundation that shaped our outlook on life, teaching us the importance of family, faith, and perseverance.

Passion for Psychology

I have a deep passion for the psychology of human behavior, which drives me and gives my life a purpose-driven direction. I aim to understand and empathize with those around me, always striving to comprehend the challenges of the human mind and heart. This passion is not just a career for me; it is a calling. I have the spiritual gift of exhortation, a unique ability to motivate and uplift others, bringing out the best in them. Whether through a kind word, a listening ear, or heartfelt encouragement, I try to make a difference in each person I meet.

Family and Relationships

I love meeting new people and have a special connection to my sisters. These relationships are pillars of strength and happiness in my life, providing a source of comfort and companionship. Family gatherings are filled with laughter, love, and shared memories, a testament to the bonds we share.

Katherine, one of Need Prayer's prayer warriors.

Travel Adventures

Travel has always been a source of adventure for me. Among my most cherished experiences was a journey to Iceland, where I marveled at the beauty of the Blue Lagoon and the rugged landscapes of the lava fields. I also lived in the UK and Holland, each place adding a unique chapter to my life story. Yet, my heart belongs to South Africa, where I grew up first in Bloubergstrand and now Pretoria East.

Hobbies and Interests

In my free time, I enjoy crocheting, a hobby that allows me to create handcrafted pieces that I then must give to someone else. I also enjoy analyzing the commodities market, particularly gold, combining my analytical skills and interest in economics.

Faith as a Lifestyle

Faith is not just a part of my life; it is my lifestyle. It has always been my compass, guiding me through life’s ups and downs. My relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit is the cornerstone of my existence, providing me with strength, wisdom, and unwavering support. I truly live in the blessing of answered prayers, always mindful of the importance of faith in every aspect of my life.

A Life of Purpose

My story is one of resilience, love, and a profound commitment to making the world a better place. I strive to live by example, demonstrating how faith, family, and a passion for helping others can create a life filled with purpose and joy.

To chat with me, submit a prayer request.