A Texas native, Cathy was born in Dallas, grew up in Bedford, and graduated from Trinity High School in Euless. Following graduation, the family moved to Del City, OK where Cathy studied design at Rose State College. In 1982 she moved to Boyd, TX. After attending The Benz School of Floral Design at Texas A&M, Cathy received her certification in Floral Design in 1991. She worked in the design business for 13 years; two of those years were spent operating her own flower shop.
Over the years, Cathy and her family have been very active in the life of the church. As members of the First United Methodist Church of Boyd, Cathy sang in the church choir and served on the Staff/Parish Relations Committee. She was a member of the Building Committee, which planned and executed the addition of a new sanctuary, educational wing, and church offices. She also served as Assistant Director of the after school program.
In 2006, Cathy accepted the position of Assistant Children’s Director at FUMC Hurst and served in that capacity for one year when she discovered she needed back surgery. After a time of healing, Cathy rejoined the staff as the Director of Encore! Ministries with Adults 60+.
Cathy and her husband of over 41 years, Jerry, have two sons, Stephen and Patrick. Stephen and his wife, Nicole, have a daughter, Abby. Cathy enjoys sewing, floral design, crafting, music, road trips and spending time with her family.
“Most of my time is spent in the caring ministries aspect of working with older adults, specifically home-centered individuals and those who are in care facilities. They move around a lot and it’s my job to know where they are, how they are doing, and what they need from us, their church family. I realized my true calling when God put me right in the middle of this ministry. These older adults have taught me everything about what it means to live out a life of faith as we age. I serve them through the laughter and the tears, through the changing seasons and the time that seems to stand still, and I am grateful to be beside them every day,” Cathy says.