Kathi is no stranger to Woodcrest Baptist Church. Her father, Clarke Poorman, became the Senior Pastor at WBC when Kathi was four years old. Growing up in the church and graduating from the Academy in 1984, Kathi received her A.A.S. degree in Office Administration from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 1986, and that summer her father asked her to fill the position as church secretary. She did so from 1986 until 1992, when her husband Gary accepted a position as a Police Officer in Western Minnesota, thus moving them over an hour away.
In 2000, the King family moved back to the Cities, and in 2006 Pastor Poorman made a call to his little sister, asking her if she would like to once again take on the office duties of the church. Kathi gladly accepted and has been enjoying the busy office with its ongoing daily activities ever since! She finds it amazing how much office technology has changed in the past 30 years, and is very happy that the computer has replaced the manual typewriter!
Kathi has been married to Gary for 28 years. They have a son and daughter-in-law and grandbaby who live in California, and a daughter who lives here in the Cities. She enjoys her three cats, reading, and going on short and long trips with her husband on their motorcycle.