141 Getting to Know... Katie Lombard

Where are you from?
I was born in Atascadero, California and grew up in Mariposa, CA.

How long have you been on SI staff?
I have been on staff for two and a half years.

What was your first experience with SI?
I first came to the Dominican Republic to work with SI on a one week outreach during my last year of college. I fell in love instantly and decided to come back and do a summer internship, which turned into an 8 month internship. During that internship I felt the calling to come back as full-time staff.

Describe your site
I work at the preschool in Mata Gorda in the Dominican Republic. I teach the 3 and 4 year old class.

What is your favorite aspect of your work?
My favorite part by far is just being with my kids at school. I love playing with them, loving on them, listening to their stories and being a part of their lives. Even though the impact that I am having on them may sometimes seem small, I know that loving them like Jesus does will truly have a life-long impact.

Do you have a favorite verse?
Philippians 1:6, which states, “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”