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. To schedule Katherine for your next women's retreat, conference or other special gathering, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-201-9268.
Many are raving about Katherine's speaking style that comes through in her new book, "God's Little Black Dress for Women." Listen to a few testimonies and see for yourself:
" 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..."
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 lead 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. She also runs recreationally, facilitates a local boot-camp for women and has a black belt in Taekwondo.
Katherine loves speaking to groups of all sizes and diversities delivering her messages with humor and real life stories. She is especially adept at ministering to women of all ages and relates to people from many lifestyles on a personal basis. She has been involved in church ministry for 18 years teaching Bible studies, working with children, writing and directing plays, singing/playing piano, and teaching liturgical dance.
7 years ago mere days after the birth of her last child, Katherine suffered a life threatening illness and was not expected to survive. The doctors confounded by her recovery kept searching for answers, but she knew that it was a miracle from the Lord. Since, this incident Katherine has felt a special calling on her life to use her gifts for the ministry more strongly than ever before. This has led her to pursue a career in writing Christian literature and speaking the word of God and sharing the Lord's ability to move in ways and in realms that are amazing.
With her extensive background Katherine successfully handles many aspects of education including but not limited to: Title 1, IDEA, budgeting, community involvement, discipline, fundraising, safety, Love & Logic, curriculum mapping, common-core (God's way), standards-based learning, inclusion, lesson planning, and school climate.
She shines in the area of forging relationships with difficult students and working through even the most challenging situations amongst employees and or parents.
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 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.
Katherine is a counselor in a women's facility and loves to volunteer as a classroom helper in her children's school when time permits.
"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."
-- Luke 12:34-36