As a part of our DUMC Clergy Profile Series, we are excited to share more about Kathy Brockman! Kathy has been a Clergy member at DUMC for 4 years as of last July. We hope you enjoy getting to know Kathy a little better, and be sure to say hello the next time you see her at DUMC!
DUMC: Where are you from originally, and where do you currently live?
Kathy: I was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas which is located 90 miles east of Houston. My parents were transferred to Atlanta during my first year at Texas A&M and they settled in Peachtree Corners. I moved to Atlanta in the late 80’s to be near my mother after my father’s death. I currently live in the Sagamore Hills area which is located near the Clairmont Rd exit off I-85 and very close to both Oak Grove UMC and the North GA UMC Conference offices.
Kathy: My husband, Bard, is an attorney specializing in corporate litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Florida Law School and as well as receiving his undergrad degree from UF. Our oldest son, Ben, is a 2018 graduate of UGA and currently lives in Boston. He is working for a private equity firm – doing whatever private equity firms do – seriously, he is a math whiz and loves working with numbers. Our youngest son, Jon, just graduated from the University of Wisconsin in December. His degrees are in Political Science and History and he is currently searching for a job while trying to keep from freezing (the low today in Madison is -7)! College football season in our family is never dull!
DUMC: What ministry areas do you currently work with?
Kathy: My areas of ministry at DUMC include congregational care which includes support groups, Stephen Ministry, Prayer Ministry, hospital visits, and other care for our members and families. I also work with Women’s Ministries, Older Adult Ministries, the Church Library, and Missions. I support the Environmental Stewardship Committee as they have reorganized and restarted their work in the church. I also co-lead a Disciple group and a weekly book discussion on issues of racial justice.
DUMC: Favorite memory at DUMC or favorite annual traditions?
Kathy: There are so many favorite memories and traditions at DUMC that it is hard to pick just one. I love to get my hands dirty so the Habitat build, Foodstock and Good Neighbor Day are always something I look forward to doing. I also love the hustle and bustle and holiday spirit at the annual Holiday Festival. There is always so much going on at DUMC and I love having so many opportunities to be involved.
DUMC: What do you like to do for fun?
Kathy: We have a 9 year old lab named Chaka who is my constant companion at home and I love to take her on long walks. I also enjoy working in the yard which I have been able to do a lot during the pandemic. When there is no pandemic, I love to travel and especially love to travel with my family. I am looking forward to some trips to Boston, Madison, WI and other destinations soon.