Katelyn is an Ohio native, an oldest child, and an INFJ. But the most important thing you should know is that she loves words and believes they can change the world. 

Katelyn first learned this as an undergrad at Calvin College, where she worked on the student newspaper and genuinely looked forward to writing papers. After a study-abroad program at Oxford University, she landed her first job copy editing Christianity Today magazine in the suburbs of Chicago. She would go on to launch a women’s website (Her.meneutics) and become the magazine’s youngest and first female managing editor.

Lest you think it’s all been upward and onward for Katelyn, at age 27, she went through a major life event that seriously upset her identity and sense of purpose as a Christian and a woman. So naturally, she decided to write a book about work, vocation, and identity, which came out in 2016 from Simon & Schuster / Howard Books. 

Katelyn has written for The Washington PostThe Atlantic, and The New York Times and she has commented on faith and culture for CNN, CBS, NPR, Associated Press, Religion News Service, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and McClatchy Newspapers.

When she is not doing all the things with the words, Katelyn enjoys spending time exploring Chicago, running, karaoke, and travel.