Katie has a degree in Physical Education from Appalachian St. University. She worked for five years in the Forsyth County School system as an elementary physical education teacher. Katie then served as a missionary abroad in Egbe, Nigeria for 3 years. While there, she continued her commitment to children’s education – first teaching the children of the onsite missionaries and then starting a school to serve both the missionary children and the children of the local staff. Katie is a life-long member of Main Street United Methodist Church.