Cathy Chung is a speaker, writer, Bible teacher, and seminary student. She has taught the Bible to adults and teens for more than 15 years and began preaching and speaking at women’s events in 2017. God has shown her grace, filled her heart with joy and given her life purpose. Cathy wants everyone to experience this amazing love and acceptance. She believes spending regular time in God’s Word, developing a personal relationship through prayer, and following His guiding voice will lead to a meaningful life beyond our expectations. Cathy is a married empty nester who is pursuing her Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She lives near Boston.
My husband, George, and I met in college and started dating as each of us launched engineering careers in the Boston area. We recently celebrated 30 years with a trip to the Greek islands.
Student & Teacher
I love learning. When my nest emptied, I faced my fear of not measuring up and followed a dream. Now I’m slowly pursuing a Masters of Divinity. I want to absorb as much as possible and share it immediately. If I’m cramming, I’m doing it wrong.
Part of my self-care is a daily nap.
We have 3 adult children. Steph, the oldest, lives in the Middle East and is a CrossFit coach and competitor. Corey, is a mechanical engineer and lives nearby. Addison, is a student gymnast at the University of Iowa.
We welcomed Steph’s new husband, Rob, into our family in October 2018.
One of my favorite things is serving lunch to my friends at a women’s shelter in Boston. I miss them, but celebrate when they leave the shelter for permanent housing.
Brown Sugar Girl
Chocolate’s not bad, but I prefer caramel, toffee and pralines. As for ice cream, coffee is my favorite.
I love tasty food, interesting sauces, cheese, roasted vegetables, picatta & marsala anything, Chinese, pad tai, YUM!
I never dreamed I’d be the church lady. Serve, teach, blog, read, tweet and post!! My focus is God.
Florida native who belongs in New England
I love the seasons, particularly the fall. My ‘little slice of heaven’ is lakefront near forested mountain hiking trails.
I call it my spa treatment. Watch a movie from a chaise lounge under warm blankets while giving life to a cancer patient. It’s a win-win.
I call it dirt therapy. Just give me time in my garden and my soul is refreshed. In the quiet, I process life and listen for God’s inspiration. I feel the same way about shoveling snow.
I’ve been a believer my whole life, but haven’t always known God. I attended a Christian school and loved church. I could tell Bible stories, recite key verses, and be a good Christian. But I didn’t know God’s love.
I feared God. Rather, I feared hell so I worked hard to earn a ticket to heaven. Following rules wasn’t very rewarding and life in the fast lane looked like fun, so I turned away from God. After a decade of poor choices I came back to church and worked even harder at being a good Christian. But how much was enough to please God and make up for those years? I was never quite sure.
I rediscovered church when I was newly married and my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I needed some answers and I pleaded with God to heal her. Tears streamed down my cheeks every time I closed my eyes for prayer and I promised God I’d be a better Christian.
My mother, who never talked about her faith but modeled it daily, encouraged me to take a Bible study. I loved studying and enjoyed piecing the familiar Sunday school stories together into a larger narrative. But it became more than a story. It was transformational.
The daily reading and prayer became personal as I sought the heart of God. I began looking beyond the information in His words in order to hear the message. I saw His faithfulness to fulfill His promises and His willingness to use crazy, messed up people like me.
I began to trust Him and believe that He could still love me. It was a slow process, but when I finally accepted His forgiveness, I felt free, exactly as the Bible describes. It was as if a huge weight had been lifted away. He erased my guilt and shame. The only response is to follow Him. I am His.
I’m increasingly filled with joy and purpose as I learn to hear His voice and follow His plan for my life. He has stretched me beyond my safe, comfortable religion into a fulfilling life with purpose. His purpose.
I have a passion for others to discover the heart of Jesus and experience the truly meaningful life He offers. God reveals Himself to us through Scripture and through the life of Jesus. His Words have a relevant message for each of us.
I have taught Sunday school, adult Bible study and confirmation classes for more than 15 years and am pursuing a Masters in Divinity so I can minister with greater understanding. My deepest desire is to be used by Him to help others discover this joyful, fulfilling life.
Looking for a seed to plant?
Who is He?
What is God like? Who is this man Jesus?
How can we understand the Holy Spirit?
He Knows You
God's love is unconditional. He knows our hearts and continually invites us into relationship.
The Visible God
God is present and active in our lives, often working through people and 'coincidences'. Thank and praise Him!
Making it Practical
Following Jesus in today's world can be challenging. But living according to Jesus' teaching is incredibly worthwhile. Call it life-changing.
Learning about the culture and language of Bible times can reveal new meaning in familiar scriptures. Let's call them ah-ha moments.