Author & Speaker
Glowing God’s Love through the spoken and written word
Katherine loves speaking to groups delivering her messages with humor and real life stories. She is especially adept at ministering to women of varying ages and backgrounds and always finds a way to relate to others. She has been involved in church ministry for 18 years teaching Bible studies, serving on church leadership boards, writing and producing plays, directing children and adult programs, singing, playing piano, and teaching liturgical dance.
After the birth of her last child, Katherine suffered a near fatal illness and was not expected to survive. The doctors confounded by her recovery kept searching for answers, but she knew it was a miracle. Since, this incident Katherine has felt a calling on her life to use her gifts for the ministry—stronger than ever before. This led her to pursue a career in writing and speaking—to inspire God’s love in others.
Her extensive background in education and leadership allows Katherine to successfully handle various areas of education including but not limited to: Title 1, Special Education, building and expansion projects, budgeting, community involvement, positive classroom management, effective discipline, fundraising, school safety, Love & Logic, curriculum mapping, common-core, standards-based learning, inclusion, student-centered lesson planning, staff-development, and establishing healthy school climates. She is available as an accredited and highly recommended educational consultant.
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.
Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes was born in West Ham, London, England. She came to the United States with her family aboard the Queen Elizabeth Ship shortly before starting formal education in Brooklyn, New York. She attended a magnet school for the arts in the city and for high school attended school in Long Island, a suburb of New York.
She received a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Elementary Education at Adelphi University. She received her Doctorate of Education at Arizona State University. Katherine taught for 8 years before becoming an assistant principal for a year. She then went on to become a principal of both K-8 and K-6 schools for approximately 10 years.
She has served as a writer for various New York based magazines including, Church Weekly, and Prom Guide. Her work in poetry has won her awards and features in several contests and newspapers. She has led workshop series in the New York and Arizona public library systems teaching poetry for both children and adults. In Arizona she worked for Glendale Magazine as a writer and as an associate editor for several years. As a playwright Katherine has worked for the NAACP, Uniondale school district, and Living By The Word Family Church to write, produce and direct plays. Her creative work was recognized by the Mayor's office of New York after her students won first place in dance and creative expression.
Katherine is a professional artist and received several awards for her contribution to the arts as well recognition for her work as a resident artist. She also enjoys exhibiting her work at shows and designing artwork for stage sets.
Honest and Transparent
The stories the writer shares about her own life are so honest and transparent. The scriptures, she has applied are all so insightful and encourages you to know that you can trust God, as He is always in control. Dr Katherine’s own walk with Christ as outlined is such an inspiration! Having been thru so much herself, she not only maintains a brilliant sense of humor, but also such a wealth of knowledge of God’s awesome word.
For me, this writer’s humor and personal experiences have the power to inspire every woman.
Need a Dose of Humor and the Word?
Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes, Ed.D. speaks the word of God to groups of all sizes and diversities delivering her messages with humor and real life stories. Contact Katherine to schedule her for your next women's retreat, conference or other special gathering.
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, Like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him."