Hey There.

I’m Kate

I’m a writer and author and pursuer of Jesus.

I believe you and I were created for more. We all go through seasons when we feel stuck and stagnant. Listen. I’ve been there. But I believe that Abba, Father created us for more.

I believe you and I were made for courage. We were made for belonging. We were made for lives of purpose and fulfillment that’s actually so much more than this world offers.

I believe we were created for a rich and deep relationship with the Lord who longs to help us walk across entire oceans. We’re all figuring out life and our relationship with the sacred, and I’m so grateful to be a voice of this in your life. When you check out my blog and book, A Place Called Braverly, this is the theme you’ll see throughout both.

Abba made us for more. Let’s discover it, and embrace it together.

My husband and I live on the north side of Chicago in this beautiful neighborhood known to the locals as Little India. On the daily, I get to serve refugees and immigrants by teaching English, helping kids with homework, and leading a sewing group for women. Everything my team does in rooted in relationship, and isn’t this how it should be?

Relationship is everything. My prayer is that you will feel like you’ve found a friend, a comrade, an amigo for the journey. You and I were made. to live in community. Let’s figure out what that looks like in our crazy digital world, yea?

I’m also the co-author of a book called A Place Called Braverly which releases June 21, 2022. You can pre-order it wherever books are sold or here.

Hey. I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s discover the “more” the Father has for us!

A Place Called Braverly

A Place Called Braverly is a charge for the women of God to live brave, dream bravely, and influence bravery because the Father created them to be women of courage.

Too often, women allow shame, lies, and doubts to hold them captive to fear, forgetting that the Father’s design—for women to live with bold purpose and daring dreams. Every day, the café and sewing center Braverly seeks to empower and train women from oppressed people groups on the Thailand/Myanmar border, but its heartbeat extends well beyond Mae Sot. Inspired by the work being done within Braverly’s walls, A Place Called Braverly is filled with the vulnerable stories of two missionaries: Kate Berkey and Kristy Mikel.

A Place Called Braverly journeys through Scripture as well as Kate Berkey and Kristy Mikel’s personal stories to discover what it looks like to live bravely—saying yes in the everyday, dreaming beyond limits, and influencing and encouraging bravery in others as followers of Jesus. Within the pages of A Place Called Braverly, readers will interact with creative writing pieces, artwork created by women from Braverly, and unique ways of connecting with the Father. In the end, Berkey and Mikel hope to demonstrate how this heartbeat is more than just the mission of a ministry in Thailand. It is the battle cry for all women.