Planting Roots Events Team
Katie Payne has been married to her favorite guy and Army soldier for 24 years. Brian and Katie began their military adventure at Fort Drum. NY. They have four adventurous and fun-loving daughters, ages 19, 17, 15 and 13. Yes, that’s four teenagers! Life is full and Brian and Katie are enjoying their house full of girls.
Katie grew up in a ministry-filled home with parents who served as missionaries. She observed men and women meeting together for Bible study, prayer and discipleship on a regular basis. It was a natural next step for her to join a women’s bible study as a young military bride at Fort Drum. She developed a passion for women’s ministry as she experienced the joy, peace and growth that comes from studying the Word of God with other women.
Hebrews 10:24-26, one of Katie’s favorite verses, says “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” God created us for fellowship. Fellowship with Him and fellowship with others. It’s these moments of fellowship that have helped Katie navigate the joys and challenges of military life.
Katie also finds joy in browsing through antique shops, cheering on her favorite football team and drinking a good cup of Earl Grey tea. As she plans events for Planting Roots she is most excited about bringing women together to connect them to our Lord and to each other. It’s an exciting time and she hopes to meet YOU at our next live event.
Hi! I am Claudia Duff. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 32 years and 8 months. We have 5 adult Dufflings (God granted us two lovely Dufflings by marriage!) and 3 GrandDufflings (2 we get to snuggle here on earth and 1 who is snuggled into the arms of Jesus). We currently live in Lynchburg, VA and my guy is a Professor at Liberty University after serving 23 years in the USN. You can find me most days reading, writing, crafting, quilting and sewing. I am on staff with Planting Roots as a writer, speaker and assistant Events Coordinator. So, my life is a bit full. But, I am always on the lookout for my next great God adventure!