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Getting to Know...Kathy Haymond

What is your position/role at CFC? (what’s your title and quick summary of what you do)

My official title is Director of Worship - Classic Venue.  I plan and lead worship in the Classic Venue Service and direct the Voices of Praise Choir.

How long have you been at CFC? 

I've been attending CFC since 1980.

Family – married? Kids – names/ages?

I've been married to Mark Haymond for 39 years. We have two lovely daughters-Jennifer and Sarah. Both of them are married to godly men, and have children of their own. Jennifer has 9 year old quadruplets  (2 boys and 2 girls); Sarah has a 3 year old son, and another son due in May. 

Other than Jesus, what character of the Bible are you most looking forward to meeting? 

Paul.

Favorite scripture passage? 

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD.'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.' " (Jeremiah 29:11) This passage has helped me, especially in times of great distress.  It's wonderful to know that the Lord has my life all planned out, and nothing comes as a surprise to Him. I just have to trust Him in the journey. I also love 2 Corinthians 12:9, which says, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." There are certainly times when I feel particularly weak, and it's great that He's "got my back!"

If you’re not at church or home, where’s the next likely place to find you?  Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Honestly, the next likely place to find me after church or home, is at the grocery store. (Not glamorous, but true.) My favorite thing to do when I have spare time is to do genealogical research and make jewelry. 

What consistently makes you laugh? 

The things my grandchildren say. 

If you weren’t in ministry (at CFC), what would you likely be doing (vocationally)?

Realistically? Most likely teaching piano full-time... "Pipe dream" vocation(s)? I'd be a composer, an artist, and an author. 

Other than the Bible, what’s the best book you’ve read recently? 

Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall; also Connected by Erin Davis

Favorite fruit and/or vegetable?

Watermelon... Let me clarify the "correct" way to eat watermelon.  Go outside with a salt shaker, a melon, a butcher knife, and a lawn chair. Sit down, cut a huge slice, hold on to the rind, and shake some salt onto the watermelon. Finally- bury your face in it for a big ol' bite. Enjoy! (Seed spitting optional.)

What is God teaching/revealing to you these days? 

He has shown me that in the war for true connectedness, there's a "Trojan horse" sitting outside my gate. Its name is busyness

Where were you born?  Where did you grow up? 

I was born in Mayfield, Kentucky, but I grew up in Hopkinsville, KY. (usually referred to by Western Kentuckians as "Hoptown.")

Favorite part about working at CFC? 

The opportunity to use my musical talent in ministry. 

Favorite TV show from your childhood?  Favorite TV show these days? 

My favorite childhood TV show was The Andy Griffith Show. My favorite TV show(s) these days are Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago PD, and Chicago Justice. (Someone was really creative to link these 4 different shows together via crossovers.) 

Best advice you’ve ever received? 

Just be yourself. Don't try to force yourself to be someone you're not.

What are most looking forward to doing again in the spring/summer? 

Spending more time with my children and grandchildren; also riding my motor scooter

Favorite candy bar/candy? 

Heath Bar and Twix

What is your pet peeve? 

(1) misspelled words on marquees and other large displays, also in printed publications!

(2) people who are consistently late without good cause

What are 3 adjectives people might use to describe you? 

committed, loyal, creative 

What music/artist/song are you listening to these days? 

A variety of Christian music; I'm always on the lookout for great songs to use in the 8 am service.

Name two things on your bucket list.

(1) I want to learn to play my guitar and banjo that have been "patiently waiting" beside my piano for a long time.

(2) I want to finally discover who my paternal great-great-great-great grandfather's parents were. I've been involved in genealogical research for a very long time, and have always hit a "brick wall" on his particular "branch" of my family tree.