We wanted to wrap up our last post with Katie by sharing three fun facts about this incredible young woman and mother.

When we ask what she wants to share, Katie laughs. “This was a hard one. My first is probably that many don’t realize I have a twin brother. When we were little we were actually featured in a book about twins. You can probably still get it at Barnes & Noble or online.”

Not only is Katie a mother to Izzy and Joey, but she also serves as a foster mother to numerous puppies and kittens through the Rescue Project. The kids helped out by naming her last litter of puppies, including Lilly K, Bear, Scooter, Millie, Moose and Toby.

Katie also finds time to run. The past two years,  she has completed the Night Flight 5k at Legacy Park Amphitheater, which benefited the Legacy for Parks Foundation.


We are so grateful to Katie for not just sharing her story but for her part in making Lakeland a great place to be.

“For where two or three gather in my name, I am with them.”

-Matthew 18:20

About My Stories

Every month Pastor Marta Gillilan and members of the Lakeland Social Media Team interview an individual, couple or family. From struggles in faith to joyful events, Lakelanders are sharing their stories through the “Humans of Lakeland” blog series. Get to know the people who call Lakeland home.