Hello and greetings to you, future Peace family! 

            My name is Katherine Bomgaars and I will be joining you as the new Director of Student Ministries starting June 4, 2018. I am originally from a small town in Northwest Iowa called Sheldon, Iowa and grew up with my parents, two older sisters and a younger brother. My faith has always been important to me throughout each stage of life, but I did not really develop my faith in Jesus as “my own” until high school. I have a passion for working with young people and walking alongside them as we discover together how God is working in the world and how we fit into what God is already doing! Now I am currently finishing my undergraduate studies at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. I will graduate this May with degrees in both Religion and Spanish, both of which I have enjoyed studying, along with being very involved with choir and music at Wartburg! My favorite hobbies include singing, reading, eating, laughing, socializing, traveling to new places (I’ve been to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Europe and Chile!), and talking about deep subjects that stimulate the mind! I greatly look forward to meeting and growing in faith not only with the youth at Peace, but also with the congregation at large! Thank you for being so welcoming to me as a congregation during this time of transition. I sincerely believe that God has directed this beautiful partnership and look forward to how He works within you and me both. You all have been in my thoughts and prayers for many weeks now, and will continue to be! May God bless you! ¡Que Dios les bendiga!