Kathe Wunnenberg is a hopelifter. She believes God can use anything you offer Him-a place, possession, person, or personal life experience-and transform it into a meaningful resource of hope for someone in need that can be multiplied. Known for her visionary leadership, creativity, and compassion- in-action lifestyle, Kathe is a communicator and connector who loves to offer biblical solutions and practical resources for real-life problems.
God has sustained her through numerous life challenges including infertility, miscarriages, adoption, carrying a child with a fatal birth defect, the loss of her son, starting, leading and leaving a ministry, depression, birthing babies in her forties, and parenting extreme children…yet she allows her hurts to be used to help others. A former media sales executive and director of a non-profit organization, Kathe is currently the founder and president of Hopelifters Unlimited, a resource and training organization she started in 2005.
In 2010 she launched Hopelifters Hope on Wheels, Christ centered chartered bus day away adventures to encourage hurting and weary women. Her annual “Mother’s Who Have Lost Children’s Bus” is one of her favorites. She also creates and offers specialized retreats for small groups of women. Kathe is the author of four books: Hopelifter: Spreading Hope When Life Hurts, Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, Grieving The Child I Never Knew, and Longing for a Child. She is a consultant, freelance writer, speaker and serves as a trainer for Carol Kent’s, Speak Up Conference. She grew up in a family of entrepreneurs in a rural Missouri town and her favorite childhood pet was a goat. Now Kathe lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, three living sons, and two dogs.