My name is Katie Thrush of the USA. I’m really excited to be on this journey of discovering my calling in ministry in the local church. I’ve been a Christian since I was a little girl. Now, I am a wife and a mother to two beautiful little girls. I graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a degree in Christian Education and a minor in Biblical Literature. I’ve always been enamored with the Word of God. I love the way God communicates through His teachings throughout the Bible. Also, I love teaching and preaching, so that is why I am at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online Bible classes, Click Here). I am here pursuing further education to help hone my craft to become a better teacher and disciple.
Challenges and Struggles
Daily, I combat depression and anxiety. I also have dealt with some trauma. Thankfully, I have had the counseling and doctors to help me through incredibly tough seasons. I’ve found that God has been using my story. Now, I can connect with others around me who are struggling in the same ways. Mental health and Christianity are something I want to pursue more. Further, I hope to see change happen in the local church.
At CLI, I am hoping to accomplish the Intermediate Commissioned Pastoral Award. I have felt the call to go into vocational ministry and want to further my knowledge and education with these courses. As a stay-at-home mom to two little ones, this coursework is exactly what works for me and my family in the season we are in.
Thank you, CLI, for this opportunity to study. I cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store!