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The King is a Creative Artist. He invites us to see, experience, and partner with the unique beauty of His Spirit and thereby beautify His city.
The King is a Seeker. He seeks us and in turn we seek Him. Questions, answered or yet unanswered, unfold the glorious journey destined for a king.
The King is a Unifier. He is determined to deepen His union with us individually as well as deepen our connection with each other, strengthening our city.
The King is a Victorious Warrior. On His side, we too overcome darkness, evil, and injustice; thereby, experience a city full of joy.
The King is an Activist. The momentum of His kingdom moves us to become active in His strategic plans for the betterment of the city. We must go, we must do for others.
The King is a Servant. He is secure enough to awaken and nurture the dreams of His people, empowering us to uniquely demonstrate His kingdom.
And He said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.
Katie Close is devoted to unleashing the potential of youth and young adults. She believes that each young person has great talents, strengths, and dreams that are awaiting activation and cultivation. Always energetic, Katie found herself on scholarship as a straight A student, on the University’s Varsity Crew team, dating a West Point graduate, and leading numerous clubs and activities. Her life was full yet empty at the same time. A desire to know if there was more to life, more to God, was stirring within her. This led to deeper encounters with God, friendship and mentorship with passionate Christians, and a pursuit of the possibilities for the Kingdom. She achieved a Masters degree in secondary education, coached high school sports, and created Christian leadership programs for middle and high school students. Through A Door of Hope ministry, she travelled throughout her home state speaking in middle and high schools regarding healthy relationships. She received training as a campus minister and resided for years as president of the B.A.S.I.C. Campus ministry at the University of Delaware. She has lead youth and college students in missions trips to the inner city of New York, Scotland, and Trinidad, as well as ministering on many other missions trips such as the Ukraine and Brazil. In addition to these experiences, she has attended both Word of Life Ministry school and Global School of Supernatural Ministry and is a licensed minister through the Apostolic Network of Global Awakening, founded by Randy Clark. She currently lives in the revitalization efforts of The Harvest in Newtown, Sarasota with her handsome husband, Jason, and adorable boys, John and Joseph.
21. It was a really fun age. I got married, moved out of my mother’s house for the first time, learned what it was like to be independent from our parents. Everything was so new, and for the first time making decisions was really all up to us. A lot of adventure and figuring life out. It was wonderful.What word do you think is overused?
……….I don’t knowWho is your favorite singer and why?
Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger. Not only is she talented and have an amazing voice, but I love her passion to worship. She could care less about the crowd. She worships for the audience of ONE!!What food turns you stomach?
Pickles!!! I highly dislike them. If a pickle was accidently on my burger/sandwich, or even on a plate by other food, it messes my meal up. Pickle juice get’s every where and even if it was just put on for a second, the taste overwhelms me!What do you most miss about high school?
I miss not having any other worry in the world other than school, grades, and homework. You take it for granted, and want to rush in adulthood and then realize adulthood never ends. Bills, responsibility, etc.If someone drew a caricature of you, what facial feature would be most predominant?
I’ve had several drawn, and they always seemed to focus on my cheeks and dimples.If you could be an animal what would it be?
A lioness. I see lioness as fearless and strong.What food is irresistible to you?
Italian food! To be specific, lasagna is my favorite!!What nation is of greatest interest to you?
Israel. In reading the bible I can’t help but have interest in that nation!!What is an ideal day to you?
A day where I wake up, and start my day energized by eating breakfast (which I rarely do). A day where I spend time with Jesus, spend time with my husband, spend time with King City, and just have fun.What is the most frustrating thing about your work?
Learning to pace myself. I get ideas, and get so excited I want to do them all at once, but then realize it takes, some time and planning.What is your favorite Disney movie?
Lady and the TrampWhy youth and young adults?
I have always had a heart and passion for young people. It’s like God’s always drawn be to them and them to me. I feel like I can relate, and I desire to have impact in their lives. A young generation in passionate pursuit of God is capable of the impossible.
22, graduated college and ready to take on the worldWhat word do you think is overused?
Holiness, especially when it causes a fear of sin “rubbing off” on us; this returns power to sin that Christ died to abolishWho is your favorite singer and why?
Weird Al Yankovich, White and Nerdy says it allWhat food turns your stomach?
Salad with Italian dressing; I had a “bad experience” involving deer urine and salad – yup that will do itWhat do you most miss about high school?
Nothing, absolutely nothingIf someone drew a caricature of you, what facial feature would be most predominant?
Depends who is drawing, but probably my ears; dumbo anyone?If you could be an animal what would it be?
A grizzly bear, they give some mean hugs.What food is irresistible to you?
Coconut in anythingWhat nation is of greatest interest to you?
The United States of America, because I live here and I live here because its the United States of AmericaWhat is an ideal day to you?
Racquetball in morning, Get some work done, Take a nap, and family timeWhat is the most frustrating thing about your work?
My wifeWhat is your favorite Disney movie?
Aladdin, Magic carpet, a genie, and a hot princess what more could a street rat wantWhy youth and young adults?
17 because I was able to make adult decisions and still be a kid with no responsibilities at the same it.What word do you think is overused?
“Can’t”Who is your favorite singer and why?
Lecrae because I think he has a good message for Christians while getting me crunk!What food turns your stomach?
Cole slaw….disgusting! The first American food that I had and never again.What do you most miss about highschool?
Great sporting (football, track, weight lifting, basketball) trips and hanging out with my team mates.If someone drew a caricature of you, what facial feature would be most predominant?
My lips because they are big yet perfect with my smile.If you could be an animal what would it be?
Lion because I know my presence changes the environment.What food is irresistible to you?
Oreo cookies because that takes me to heaven with every bite.What nation is of greatest interest to you?
Central America/The Caribbean emphasis on HaitiWhat is an ideal day to you?
Finding a scripture for the day, working out, going to work and pranking anyone I can, and spending time with my family.What is the most frustrating thing about your work?
Not being able to help everybody.What is your favorite Disney movie?
Lion KingWhy youth and young adults?
Because I believe that there is no generation that is lost, rather, they are always just beginning.
21 because I had the best of both worlds.What word do you think is overused?
“Really'”Who is your favorite singer and why?
Freddy Jackson because when my parents listened to him, we would all sing out loud and dance.What food turns your stomach?
Sea food turns my stomach…..eww!!What do you most miss about highschool?
Miss cheerleading at Friday night football games and traveling to sporting events…..Go Rams (Riverview of Sarasota, that is).If someone drew a caricature of you, what facial feature would be most predominant?
Predominant feature is my forehead, because it’s huge, thank goodness for hair and bangs.If you could be an animal what would it be?
I would be a white tiger, they are beautiful and fierce, just like meWhat food is irresistible to you?
Steak and potatoes are my irresistible foods because we have similar characteristics of versitility.What nation is of greatest interest to you?
Central America/The Caribbean emphasis on HaitiWhat is an ideal day to you?
Praying, working, spending time with my family, watching some t.v and couponingWhat is the most frustrating thing about your work?
Kids misbehaving and adults not willing to be a team player can be frustrating.What is your favorite Disney movie?
MulanWhy youth and young adults?
Enjoy helping others to reach their full potential in life.
22. It was the perfect balance of youthful freedom and adult responsibility.What word do you think is overused?
Revolutionary.Who is your favorite singer and why?
Sinatra. He’s probably one of the most iconic voices in music history.What food turns you stomach?
Chitterlings. Google it and you’ll agree with me.What do you most miss about high school?
All the people and traveling with band.If someone drew a caricature of you, what facial feature would be most predominant?
My blue eyes are usually the first thing people will comment on.If you could be an animal what would it be?
Anything that flies. It’d be like unlimited frequent flyer miles.What food is irresistible to you?
My mom’s dressing at Thanksgiving.What nation is of greatest interest to you?
Egypt. What they were able to build with just hand tools is fascinating to me.What is an ideal day to you?
Sailing in the morning and collaborating with smart, talented people in the afternoon. Then, follow that up with a midnight movie premiere with friends.What is the most frustrating thing about your work?
Data management. I currently have 20 terabytes of hard drives space attached to my computer. Be thankful if you have no idea what that means.What is your favorite Disney movie?
Swiss Family RobinsonWhy youth and young adults?
I believe this generation has the potential to turn the world on its head. We move fast and dream big!
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Due to my total lack of “age” to pull from, definitely 18 (the age I am now). I’m out of school and have so much freedom to explore the world and everything it has to offer. It’s pretty cool!What word do you think is overused?
“LOL” I’m sorry, but I really do LOL quite a lot, so it’s silly to me that people use it when they aren’t even laughing. Psh, what’s with that?Who is your favorite singer and why?
Lee DeWyze. His voice has so much emotion!What food turns your stomach?
Spam. I’m an adventerous eater but man I can’t even sniff that stuff. Way too much “Fear Factor” experiences with that in Sunday school when I was younger…What do you most miss about highschool?
Not a thing!If someone drew a caricature of you, what facial feature would be most predominant?
Probably my smile. I’m always grinning from ear to ear.If you could be an animal what would it be?
The bird that cleans the hippo’s teeth. Always fed, always protected. Perfect.What food is irresistible to you?
Good sushi, or ice cream.What nation is of greatest interest to you?
Nigeria. God gave me this incredibly cryptic dream of Nigeria six years ago that involved small children, dancing in the rain, and a clinic for the people there. Before that dream, I was completely unaware of the country (I actually thought Nigeria was another way to say Niagara – homeschooled much?). Since then, I’ve been in love with the country that I’ve never been to, and followed their local news very closely.What is an ideal day to you?
Spending some time in downtown Sarasota, SCUBA diving, watching a movie at home with the family, then scarfing down a huge bowl of chocolate ice cream.What is the most frustrating thing about your work?
Impatient customers. They don’t always mean to, but they come across so rude when they’re rushing somewhere.What is your favorite Disney movie?
Beauty & The BeastWhy youth and young adults?
This is my generation. We have this incredible amount of potential, and such a huge call to step up and be who God has called us to be. Sometimes it just takes others to say, “Hey, your gifts and your passions are from God, and He wants you to use them for His glory!” in order for us to recognize exactly that and step into it.
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