More than Co-Authors

Discipleship is more than an idea to us. It’s a way of life, and it’s the foundation of our friendship. When Kate was a high school student, Kristy became her mentor, loving her into a deeper relationship with the Father. Over the years, this discipleship relationship transformed into a rich friendship and sisterhood. Our words on discipleship, community, and vulnerability come from real-life, hands-on, nitty-gritty experience! Combined, we have mentored individuals and led small groups in the U.S. and around the world for 24 years. So when we talk about a passion to help people collide with the heart of the Father, this is why. Because discipleship is at the core of our friendship and lives.

Kate Berkey is a writer and missionary in Chicago, Illinois, where she serves refugee and immigrant families on the north side of the city. She has worked in ministry and discipled other believers for nearly ten years and has served in six countries in short and long-term missions. As a writer, she has published numerous devotionals and articles for publications around the United States. Kate is all about family and deeply desires to help others find belonging in the family of the Kingdom of God. More than anything else, she longs to walk women home to the heart of the Father—their creator and sustainer. Kate is a lover of being on the water, running on Lakefront Trail, and gathering dear friends around the table.

Kristy Mikel is the co-director of Braverly, a ministry in Mae Sot, Thailand, where she has lived and served since 2016. Prior to moving to Thailand, Kristy spent over sixteen years in ministry and has served in seventeen different nations through short-term and long-term missions. As she partnered with the discipleship efforts of the local church, discipled women in a red-light district in Kenya, and became a learner of new cultures, Kristy cultivated a heart for the nations and a passion for seeing that same heart cultivated in others. Her experiences, both in the US and abroad, have given her unique perspectives, insights, and stories as she walks alongside women of all ages in their journey to the Father. Kristy is a daughter, sister, missionary, and carries a deep passion for empowering women worldwide. She’s a fierce lover of dark chocolate, outdoor adventures, and celebrating the uniqueness of every culture!

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