Kathy has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. She has served on the BOD for Jericho Commission, The Kings Food Pantry, and is currently the secretary of the MACA board. Kathy has been involved with the prison ministry and substance abuse counseling support since 2001. She has been a volunteer with Samaritans Outreach, The King's food pantry, the Literacy council, and with Family Counseling Center. Kathy currently works with her husband Jim in his mental health and substance abuse counseling office in West Plains as his Administrative Manager.