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Meet Presidential Partner Kathie Filby

Meet Presidential Partner Kathie Filby

Whether she falls into conversation with you at Homecoming or greets you at an alumni gathering far from GC, Kathie Filby wants to hear your Greenville College story. “I count it a wonderful privilege to travel with Ivan and get to know GC alumni and friends of the College,” she says. “The more I learn about the history of this institution, the more I love it.” The more you learn about Kathie Filby, the more you will love her, too. We’ll get you started:

  • A way with words – Kathie studied multiple foreign languages before enrolling at Trinity College, University of Dublin, where she majored in Spanish and Russian.
  • Passions exposed – A year in Buenos Aires as a missionary revealed Kathie’s dual loves – one for evangelism and the other for the Spanish language.
  • Don’t cry for her, Argentina – Earning a master’s degree in literature allowed Kathie to also pursue her fascination with Argentinian literature.
  • More than verb conjugation – Teaching Spanish at GC since 2006, Kathie values the opportunity it presents for her to also share her faith in the classroom.
  • Music to her ears – Worship music, that is. Kathie plays keyboard at the Greenville Free Methodist Church. “Church, leading worship, and women’s ministries are all important to me,” she says.
  • Cross country – That’s where Kathie’s thoughts sometimes roam as son Samuel, age 20, studies philosophy at Seattle Pacific University and daughter Katie, age 18, studies theater and film at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

Kathie has chosen to step back from her role as instructor to focus on fully engaging in the greater GC community. The prospect excites her. “Ivan and I are in this together,” she explains. “We see this as something the Lord has called us to do together and we’re ready for this new adventure.”

This story was published on September 26, 2013

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