Katie joined Action Ministries in 2016 after completing a master’s degree of religion and public life at Candler School of Theology. She is a graduate of Furman University and has a Master’s of Social Work and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Georgia. Her research has focused on engaging faith communities with local nonprofit work to create sustainable community partnerships in mission. Katie previously worked with families experiencing homelessness, helping to increase access to shelter services and affordable housing. She and her husband live in Atlanta and enjoy spending time cooking and exploring the city.
Katherine joined Action Ministries in 2005 as a VISTA volunteer and later became a permanent staff member in August 2006. Katherine has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis and masters’ degrees in community counseling from Argosy University and nonprofit management from Regis University. As the Women’s Community Kitchen Manager, she ensures that all area homeless and low-income women and children have a safe and secure place to receive the basic essentials of life. Katherine is a native of St. Louis and enjoys spending time with her two daughters, a special education teacher in Gwinnett County and a Clark Atlanta University student pursuing a master’s degree in social work.
Staci graduated from Georgia State University and has worked as a family advocate for at-risk populations and a case manager supervisor for local mental health in the Appalachian Judicial Circuit. Staci has extensive experience in writing and peer-reviewing both federal and state jail diversion and mental health grants. She attended North Georgia College and State University and Argosy University, Atlanta, to pursue a master’s degree in community counseling. Staci owns an organic-certified 14.5-acre farm in Lula with more than 100 animals, orchards, outside gardens, a Georgia Department of Agriculture-certified kitchen and a 1,400-square-foot underground greenhouse. Staci has two grown sons, one a graduate of Georgia State University and the other a graduate of University of Georgia.
Bonnie has worked with Trinity Table since 2013, scheduling churches and other organizations to provide the food and volunteers needed to serve meals to its guests every Sunday. Bonnie retired from BellSouth after 26 years with the company and then consulted for various organizations before retiring again from the US Army Reserves, where she was a business analyst. Bonnie resides in Stockbridge, Ga., and she has one grown daughter, four stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She sings in the church choir at Ebenezer UMC, and she and her husband enjoy volunteering for special projects there.