One by One is an organization that reaches out to children and youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ through church services, discipleship, and after-school programs. They also partner with local Nicaraguan churches to empower them to reach the children and youth in their neighborhoods more effectively.
Katie grew up in Michigan and Minnesota and graduated in 2004 from Minnesota State University, Mankato. In January of 2009 she moved to Nicaragua to work with One by One. She met Yeril in early 2010, they were married in 2011, and they welcomed their daughter, Leyla, in August of 2014.
Katie has held several positions with One by One, and in May 2013, she became the National Director. Yeril has also served in several areas of the ministry and is currently Co-National Director as well as Children’s Director. Both Yeril and Katie have a passion for reaching the people of Nicaragua, especially those who do not feel accepted by traditional churches.