Katy Engel serves as our Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry at Fairfax—but if you stepped into our church office back in 2017, you’d have been greeted warmly by Katy in her previous role as our receptionist. At her very first staff training, Katy heard our church’s multisite vision and immediately felt a call on her heart: the following year, she headed to Osaka, Japan to help with a church structured much like our Fairfax site.

Following that adventure, Katy worked with Compassion International (a global nonprofit serving children growing up in extreme poverty), where she experienced the joy of seeing God’s people come alongside vulnerable little ones. She credits God’s perfect timing in leading her back to our staff to partner with and support our Fairfax families.

In her spare time, Katy writes books for teens, designs book covers, wanders aimlessly around Trader Joe’s, listens to K-pop, and takes every chance to run off to the beach with her family—or to Florida/Japan with her beloved “fake twin sister” (real sister, fake twin, and best friend forever).

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