Kathryn (Katie) Monfortte
Kathryn (Katie) Monfortte is a missionary through the US-2 young adult program of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. Commissioned in October 2010, she is assigned to the Susannah Wesley Community Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the California-Pacific Annual Conference.
The Susannah Wesley Center is a multiservice community facility that for more than a century has provided programs and services to the residents of Kalihi-Palama Health Center. It initially offered English and sewing lessons to Korean and Japanese immigrant women working on plantations. It continues strong outreach to migrants. Katie is working with at-risk young people and assisting with afterschool programs.
Katie is a citizen of the United States born in Mexico and grew up in the Calvary United Methodist Church of Villa Park, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida. At Eckerd she was a student ministry coordinator with campus ministry. In January 2009, she volunteered in an AIDS orphanage and took part in community/church planning in Honduras and El Salvador. During the summer of that same year Katie took part in the Global Justice Volunteers program of Global Ministries, working with the Kenyan Network of Women with HIV/AIDS.
Katie’s daily prayer is to be a "good and faithful servant" of God. She has a strong commitment to social service and social justice. "I have always felt closest to God while serving others," she says. "When I was in middle school and high school I participated in week-long mission trips, completing minor home repairs for people who had low incomes, people with disabilities, and senior citizens. Those experiences helped me to see the importance of doing service in the name of God.""Now I see service as an example of God's mercy and love. I want to work in mission to bring about God's justice, to create a world in which everyone is cared for and no one is rejected or neglected by the community of believers."
Kathryn (Katie) Monfortte is available for Covenant Relationship support in California/Pacific Annual Conference .
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