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Follow our Missionary! Kaitlin Thompson

About Kate

My name is Kaitlin, but you can call me Kate, or Catalina. I am currently serving with Global Ministries, a united ministry between the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as a Global Mission Intern. I serve with an organization called Caminante which operates in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic.

How did I get here?

I’m originally from Southwestern Ohio. I graduated from high school in 2015 and started my undergraduate studies at Miami University the following fall. I completed my undergraduate degrees in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American, Latino(a), and Caribbean Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. In May of 2019, I completed my Master of Arts in Social Work in a joint program between Miami University and Wright State University. As all my peers interviewed and found fantastic jobs serving our communities, I knew that I wasn’t quite ready to settle into an office 9-5 routine. I remembered some friends of mine had served with Global Ministries and had wonderful experiences, so I decided to fill out an application. I knew without a doubt that if I was going to pack up and leave home, I wanted to be in the Dominican Republic.

Why the Dominican Republic?

During my undergraduate years, I spent two of my three spring breaks serving on the East side of Santo Domingo with a nonprofit called Justification of Youth, affiliated with an organization called Kids Alive. I immediately fell in love with the Dominican Republic. The music, the food, the culture, and the overwhelming kindness and love that Dominicans show to their neighbors. It’s a beautiful island and its unique blend of Latin and Caribbean cultures make the Dominican a place like none other.

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