Kate graduated from Kansas State University in 1998. From 1999-2001 she was a Missionary and Founding Campus Director for FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska and at Illinois State University. In 2001 she started a young adult ministry program at Holy Trinity Parish in Lenexa, Kansas and has been staying home with her four boys full time since 2009. She is currently working to complete her Master’s degree in Theology with the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. She resides with her husband Keith and their children in Omaha, Nebraska.