Learn more about Matthew 5:9 Fellowship’s Intake Manager Kathleen Durham!
Kathleen is passionate about building community and fostering dynamic learning environments where people are equipped to engage with challenging situations and materials in redemptive and restorative ways.
She has served as the Director of Administration and Development of the C.S. Lewis Institute-Dallas as it transitioned from a small volunteer-led organization to a thriving ministry that now serves 62 churches from 19 denominations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and draws Fellows from throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Utah.
Under her leadership, CSLI-Dallas launched several initiatives including the Clapham Series, which explores the intersection of faith and social Justice, and Engage, a speaker series which features internationally renowned speakers on topics related to faith and cultural engagement. She continues to oversee its operations and programming and teaches regularly at its monthly Fellows meetings.
Prior to this she served as Community Advocate and Legal Operations Specialist at Advocates for Community Transformation, where she equipped and mobilized inner-city residents and neighborhood associations to address crime in their communities through collective action and social engagement. She also composed original materials to train staff, neighborhood leaders, and stakeholders on trauma, adverse childhood experiences, local crime reduction initiatives, and child safety protocol.
She loves leading the bilingual book club (Spanish) at her favorite local bookstore, hosting long meals with good conversation among friends, watching the Texas Rangers win the World Series, and going on pack walks with neighbors and her amazing dog Rafa.