Praise & Worship
The eldest of four children, Kathryn was born in 1974 into a wonderful Christian family, where music played a key role. Her father Roy was the sound engineer, and her mother Mildred, the soloist for a well known evangelist in the UK during the 80s. After growing up in Northern Ireland, Kathryn went on to study theology at the Elim Bible College in England, where she earned an honours degree in 'Theology and Christian Ministry', and met and married Alan. In 1996 they moved to Glasgow (where Alan is from) and became assistant pastors in a Vineyard church there. Two years later they both sensed the call of God back to Ireland to plant the Causeway Coast Vineyard Church, which they still pastor to this day. At the same time as they were planting the church, Kathryn had the privilege of being mentored by worship leader and songwriter Brian Doerksen. In '99 she wrote the title track for Vineyard's ground breaking album 'Hungry', and sang many of the songs on that recording. No one at the time realised just how much that particular album would catch the imagination church at large. And for Kathryn, it was the beginning of becoming a trusted worship leader and songwriter way beyond her shores. Since then, she has worked with Paul Baloche, singing 'Your Name' and 'My Hope' on his live worship albums, co writing 'You gave your life away' and more recently, 'This is Love' from Paul's Christmas Offering album. She has featured on several albums with Brian Doerksen, and sang 'True Intimacy' on the Rend Collective's 'Homemade Worship' album in 2012. Kathryn has also recorded three solo albums with Integrity: Satisfy, produced by Brian Doeksen and Philip Janz; I Belong and We Still Believe, both produced by Brent Milligan. And is delighted to launching her new independent EP 'Sing on the Battlefield', produced by Paul Burton, and featuring a duet with Paul Baloche on a brand new version of 'We Still Believe', on September 9th this year.