“I never dreamed I would work somewhere I liked as much as Mercy, but God kept closing doors in my life until I ended up on their doorstep.”
Mercy Ministries’ new Director of Counseling, Katy Kaseburg is still excited about her role at Mercy, three months after filling the vacant position, where she does weekly one-on-one counseling with residents in the Mercy Ministries Home.
Katy’s role is key to helping young women at Mercy break free from the life-controlling issues that bring them here. She enjoys the individual counseling sessions with Mercy Ministries’ residents, and the opportunity to watch the ongoing changes in their lives as they respond to God through the program.
She remembers one particularly God-inspiring moment as she observed the fruit of transformation in a young woman:
“We had asked one of the soon-to-be grads to choose the songs for the daily worship time. It was a rocking, amazingly blessed time of worship. At the end, one staff member often closes in prayer, but instead this resident jumped right in, out of our worship, and into prayer over us as a group; asking for God’s blessing over us and thanking him for his unfailing love.
To see her blossom in this small way without any prompting from me was an inspiring reminder that God is doing deep works at every moment that I don’t see. Makes me grateful that breakthrough and growth come, not from my meagre efforts, but from a perfect healer!”
Executive Director, Nicola Bartel, sums up what Katy’s brings to Mercy Ministries in this way:
“Katy is a woman of patience and grace with a calming presence to residents and staff. She is an incredibly intelligent and elegant young woman which she combines with a playful and warm sense of humour.”
Katy is originally from Seattle, Washington. She moved to British Columbia in 2003 to study at Trinity Western University where she has earned both Bachelor and Masters’ Degrees in Counseling Psychology. Outside of her work at Mercy Ministries, she enjoys hiking and reading.