Kate Merrick is the co-founder of the Reality family of churches along with her husband Britt. They have been in ministry for 18 years; with college kids for seven years and more recently with “grown ups”. She is a speaker and writer known for transparency and rawness, mother to a teenager and a toddler, and recently endured the death of her eight-year old daughter, Daisy. This great suffering has brought about the need to dig deeper into Jesus and His word and not only suffer well, but live as He intends her to.
Kate is relatable to women because of her humor, openness, and willingness to get real. It’s been said that she can make you laugh and cry in the same breath while all the glory goes to Jesus. Kate intends to live an incredibly full life and desires to take her readers with her on the journey to laughter.
Author of two books, including And Still She Laughs (Thomas Nelson, ‘2017), Kate’s latest, Here, Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overconnected World, (Thomas Nelson, April ‘2019), invites us to stop running away from the lives we’re living today and instead walk in the peace and fullness God offers moment to moment. Only when we look honestly at our hearts and have the courage to live truly present do we receive the gifts of God found in all of life’s seasons—the painful ones, the big and beautiful ones, and even the ordinary ones.