Kathy Branzell is the National Coordinator of LOVE2020 and has been an active member of the Mission America Coalition since 2000, serving with the Education Coalition. She taught for ten years in elementary schools (private and public) and then taught in the education departments at the University of Georgia and Fayetteville State University.
Kathy began her ministry journey as the founder and president of Fellowship and Christian Encouragement (FACE) for Educators, where for over seventeen years she has written weekly devotionals to equip and encourage educators. FACE has grown to over 130,000 public and private school educators as they meet and pray in their schools each week. Her writings and prayers are based on the conversations and hundreds of prayer requests she receives each week from educators across the US and worldwide.
Kathy serves on the Board and Membership of the National Prayer Committee. She also sits on the Board of Directors for The National Day of Prayer (NDP), where she coordinates partnerships and philanthropy and helped organize events for the Pray for America Bus Tours from 2013–2015. The 2015 bus tour went to fifty-two college and university campuses in fifty-six days as well as homeschool and high school campuses; the NDP bus team prayed with educators from pre-K through college.
Kathy is the author of the book Prayer Warrior: The Battle Plan to Victory and is a contributing author for the book The Front Line.
She is also a chaplain for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Rapid Response Team.
Kathy earned her bachelor’s degree in education and human development from the University of Georgia and went on to earn a master’s degree in biblical studies from Liberty Theological Seminary. She is the wife to her childhood sweetheart, Russ, and mom to Chandler and Emily.