Kathy Pierburg
  • Ph.D. Innovative Urban Leadership (In progress) – Bakke Graduate University

  • MASCE – Master of Social and Civic Entrepreneurship – Bakke Graduate University

  • BS – Bachelor of Secondary Education – University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

Kathy is currently completing her Ph.D. with BGU. Kathy's dissertation focus is on the leadership experience of women leaders in grassroots economic empowerment efforts in a decentralized mission organization.

In addition to her ongoing academic studies, Kathy has served in both church and nonprofit leadership roles. Over the last several years, she has served her local church as the Director of Missions and Outreach. In this role, she fosters the relationship between local and global mission partners and the local church. Before that, she was part of the founding team of a cross-cultural nonprofit organization focused on business as mission and the empowerment of the local leaders in situations of material poverty in Guatemala.

She is a wife and mother to two college-aged daughters and one high school-aged son.