Kathy Giske is an Australian-Greek born in Cairo, Egypt. Living in an international community with its many cultures and
languages prepared Kathy for her life’s work. She began her career serving in trade relations with the Australian
Embassy in Athens, Greece. Her work involved travel in the Middle East where she witnessed first-hand the spiritual
hunger and physical needs of the people. Motivated by compassion and love for these people, Kathy began to sense
God calling her to serve as an international mission strategist.
In the years that followed, the Billy Graham team recruited Kathy to serve as program director for four world congresses
that gave her opportunity to meet and build relationships with hundreds of leaders from every continent. She has
also served in leadership positions with World Vision International, Issachar, and for thirteen years as Associate
Director with Frontier Fellowship. Through her growing networks, Kathy connected resources to opportunities by forming
partnerships that empowered indigenous leaders to be a force for good in their community.
Today, in her role as Director of Middle East Partners, Kathy is able to converge a lifetime of leadership experience and
passion to this strategic vision. Although she has no children of her own, Kathy has a passion to mentor the next
generation of younger leaders to achieve pre-eminence in their sphere of influence and fulfill their calling.
For thirty years, Kathy was married to her best friend and husband, Steven Eric Giske whom she lost to brain cancer in January,
2015. Kathy is a member at University Presbyterian Church where she serves as a pastoral assistant.
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