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Last Edited: 07 May 2019


Kathi Small

My Story

I grew up in Indianapolis and came to know Christ at a young age through the influence of my parents and church.  After graduating from Taylor University I started teaching just outside Indianapolis.  After about 9 years I began to sense the nudging of God that He wanted to use the skills and interests He had given me in a school for missionary kids.  In 1992 I moved to western Venezuela and taught MK’s for two years.  In 1994 I entered a Master’s Degree program at Columbia International University and graduated with an MA in Bible two years later.  I moved back to Venezuela, this time working within a local church.  I learned lots about myself and the church during this time.  In 2006 I redeployed to Arequipa, Peru.  For the next eleven years, I worked in church planting and leadership development.  In 2016, through unrest and knowing that I had accomplished what I had come to Arequipa for, I began to investigate what might be next.  God, through speaking to me and the encouraging counsel of my home church, I moved to Guatemala City at the end of 2017.  It is interesting that I began my teaching career in a school setting.  Now in Guatemala, I am teaching once again in a school setting; this time at the Central American Theological Seminary.  I enjoy investing in those who are already leading and pastoring in their churches as well as those who are preparing to do so.