About Dr. Katherine
Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes
Dr. Katherine received her BA in English and a MA in Elementary Education at Adelphi University. She received her Doctorate of Education and Supervision at Arizona State University. Katherine taught for 8 years before moving to the principalship of K-8 and K-6 schools for approximately 10 years. She has served as a freelance writer for various magazines including, Church Weekly, Prom Guide and Glendale Magazine. When Katherine isn’t working as counselor or writing curriculum she loves painting and photography. Some of her work in art, poetry and short stories has been distinguished by awards including the New York Mayor’s contribution to the arts Award, Outstanding Resident Artist of Arizona and the Foundations Awards at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. She also runs recreationally, coordinates fitness boot-camps for women and has a black belt in Taekwondo. Katherine loves speaking to groups delivering her messages with quick wit and real-life stories. She has been involved in church ministry for 18 years leading women’s ministry, teaching, playing piano, singing, and teaching liturgical dance.
Dr. Katherine wants to live in a world where lattes are free, lines are short, and people are judged by what’s inside instead of outside.
Her Kind Heart
Katherine strongly believes in supporting missions in the local and global community as described by the following: orchestrated, attended, raised funds, supplies and clothing for New Hope Children's home Mission trip in Jamaica, created Christian nursing home outreach programs for U.S. Army outreach using adults, children and animals to minister to the infirmed and elderly, worked with Grace for Glory nonprofit for Haiti providing event planning services and financial support for the speaking engagement featuring Tammy Wilson, the mother of Seattle Seahawk’s Super-bowl winning Russell Wilson.
She continues to fundraise, volunteer and work with First Coast Women’s Services Pregnancy Crisis Centers, Central Brazil Mission, and City Rescue Mission.
Dressing In God’s Love Through The Spoken & Written Word
1. Katherine has her black belt in Taekwondo.
2. She has lived in 4 different states and 2 different continents.
3. She is an artist and specializes in both portraits and abstract art.
4. She loves preparing gourmet meals and watching all things superhero.
5. She sings and plays the piano.
6. She wrote and directed 5 plays for community theatre programs in NY and AZ.
7. She wrote her first book to help finance a family living as missionaries in Mongolia.
Read Dr. Katherine's Latest Blog Post
One of my friends presented an idea to form a group to study God’s word and pray for each other. She came up with this idea after nine long months during a worldwide pandemic. Previously, we met when we all lived in North Carolina. I have been studying the book of Hebrews with this same group of friends.View Details
This memory reminds me that the choices we make have the potential to transform the future. Like the word in Isaiah 40:31 says,"But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." Also, our love and hope can change those around us. Also, our love and hope can change those around us. Last, we should seek every opportunity to spread the love of Christ to those we meet along the way as we trust God like the words in Romans 15:13 (NIV): “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”View Details
This prayer only grew stronger. The next morning, we drove Griselda and the kids back to their “home”. This was the moment that wrecked me. The moment when I realized that poverty is more than a word. We journeyed down a winding dirt road, stones crackled under the tires as we approached an abandoned hospital, and sure enough, this was the place they called home. Windows busted out, they lived in the tiny vacant hospital rooms, with around 40 other family members and children. I opened the car door with little Kevin asleep in my arms and I looked down at his precious face and in that moment I knew something had to be done. I couldn’t live with myself knowing this beautiful, perfect child would be sleeping with bugs, and sharing a twin sized bed with his mom and sister.View Details