Kathy Smarrella, Overseer of Spiritual Development, Missions & Outreach
Email: kathy@thevineyard.org
 
Kathy is the Overseer of Spiritual Development, Missions & Outreach at The Vineyard Church. Kathy helps to direct the monthly outreach opportunities for the church body, as well as the Neighborhood Outreach Team. She is passionate about helping people become the hands and feet of Jesus in our community. In addition, she is responsible for overseeing the church's many groups, classes, workshops, conferences, and retreats.

Kathy came to know Christ as a young girl. Her neighbors, who had been missionaries in Africa for most of their lives, introduced Kathy and her family to Jesus and showed them what a personal relationship with Him was all about.  While hearing about Jesus, she also heard stories about life in Africa. This instilled in her a desire to go there herself! In addition to her other responsibilities, Kathy helps to plan and lead some of the Vineyard’s global outreach ministries, especially in the country of South Sudan. 
 
Kathy graduated with a B.A. in psychology at Taylor University and, in 2009, earned a Master’s degree in organizational leadership at Azusa Pacific University. Kathy moved to South Bend from Washington, DC, in 2007, to be closer to her extended family. She enjoys photography, art, fun adventures and loves to travel.