Katy Engels joined the staff in June 2019 as the New Connections Director. She leads the charge of creating a welcoming culture by educating, inspiring, and inviting members and guests to step into life here at PVUMC.

Katy graduated from Illinois State University with a BS in Recreation & Park Administration – Recreation Management and a minor in Sociology. Her career spans the park district system in the Chicago suburbs, the Boy Scouts of America and an alternative investment company both in northern Illinois, as well as the chamber of commerce industry in southeast Wisconsin and here in Arizona. She belonged to the United Methodist Church for over 23 years where she served on the Staff Parish Relations Committee, Church Council, sang in the choir, was a member of United Methodist Women, taught Sunday School classes, and was the lay leader delegate to annual conference. She also served as the chairperson of the 1st Impressions Team at another church in southeast Wisconsin.

Katy and her husband Steve are both from Illinois and moved to Arizona from Wisconsin in the summer of 2017 with their black lab, Jasmine, and orange tabby, Friskie. Katy’s daughter lives in Florida and Steve’s daughter lives in Illinois. Katy and Steve love to travel, spend time with family and friends, and are so happy not to have to shovel snow anymore.