Dr. Kathy Koch, PhD (pronounced “cook”)
Dr. Kathy is not only “Pro-Life,” she is “Pro-Abundant Life.”
With a passion for being an influence and for helping build strong and healthy families, Dr. Kathy writes (6 books and counting) and speaks (a lot and often) on a wide range of topics that are both timeless and current. Her humorous and easy-to-learn-from speaking style, foundational wisdom, and practical and relevant details leave her audiences empowered with strategies to navigate the challenges of raising and teaching children. She warmly speaks to young people and their adults with compassion and understanding, never shying away from tough topics in our current culture. Her messages are always beautifully woven with Biblical truth and hope.
Kathy has become a wildly popular speaker offering keynote presentations for conventions and pregnancy resource center banquets (raising big-bucks!); seminars for educators and students held at schools, churches, and conferences; and programs for parents at churches, schools, conventions, and youth and parent organizations.
She is a featured speaker for Care Net, Great Homeschool Conventions, Summit Ministries, Axis, and more. Her big-screen credit (one so far) is in Kirk Cameron’s 2018 movie Connect: Real Help for Parenting Kids in a Social Media World where Kathy was interviewed as the technology expert (without a script!). She is a popular guest on Focus on the Family Radio where her broadcasts were in the top ten shows in 2014, 2016, and 2019.
With audiences ranging in age from 10 to 100, Kathy has a unique gift of engaging, entertaining and teaching them all. She attributes much of her excellence to the three degrees she earned from Purdue University, including a PhD in reading and educational psychology. She also followed after her dad and brother by marching in the Purdue band. She taught second graders, coached middle schoolers, was a tenured associate professor of education at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and finally a school board member before becoming a full-time conference and keynote speaker in 1991.
Dr. Kathy founded Celebrate Kids, Inc., in 1991 and Ignite the Family in 2018, with Suzanne and Lane Phillips.