Katie began attending Maranatha with her family in 1982. Her testimony includes wandering away from her relationship with the Lord for a few years after becoming a single mother and how a faithful and loving God called her back to the church family that had always embraced her. Working with children has always been Katie’s calling, and now as the Director of Kid’s Ministries for Maranatha she gets to teach the joy of Jesus every week! She married Mark Eckenrode in 2010, a childhood friend whom also grew up in Maranatha. They live in Bowie with their three daughters – Isabel, Charlotte and Olivia.