YEAR JOINED MKLM: 1988
CITY: Barquisimeto; Barrio Jose Felix Rivas
PERSONAL DATA: Kathy was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied elementary education, received a BS from Indiana University Southeast. Later on studied Reading and received MS from Herbert Lehman College. She married Michael Gable in 1975. Kathy and Mike have been married for 42 years and they have 4 sons. After leaving Maryknoll, they moved home to Cincinnati where Kathy taught elementary school, she worked at Proctor and Gable, she also did fundraising at Glenmary Home Missioners and Christians for Peace in El Salvador.
Our sons are now between 41 and 35. One is a computer administrator, a server, one is completing his college degree in Biology, one is a welder. We have 5 grandchildren now.
Kathy and Mike moved to Maryknoll, NY where Mike joined the Maryknoll staff and work at the Maryknoll Justice and Peace Office.
MKLM WORK: Kathy, Maike and their family joined Maryknoll Lay Missioners in 1988. Kathy worked with Barrio women craftmaking and doing Bible studies. She was part of the Maryknoll Lay Missioner team consisting of 3 families and Maryknoll priest, Fr. Tom Ahearn.
Currently Kathy is retired. She volunteers with a GED program for Adults, sings in their church choir and babysits their grandkids.
Mike and Kathy are members of the Cincinnati Maryknoll Affiliates group. They meet once a month and study various mission/religious topics, acting to support the charitable/social justice work of the other members.