Who am I?
I am the Founder & Executive Director of Best Life Ministries, blogger, author, speaker, radio show host, worship leader, and I live in the middle of rural Midwest Minnesota … or as I pleasantly have deemed it , the lovely middle of nowhere. My passion is to encourage women so that they can know that in their day-in-day-out world, God meets them and loves them.
Why Contact Kathy Weckwerth to speak at your event?
After a violent attack on my middle daughter, I took one big step back and evaluated my entire life. No longer did it seem that my only calling was to lead worship on Sundays as I had done for over 25 years, but instead I asked God to help me pursue something that would redirect, uplift, and encourage the hearts of women everywhere. My greatest heart’s desire is that women would have a deeper love for God, a stronger desire to be their best, and to begin a journey that would allow them to embrace freedom in Christ.
What did I find out?
Along with that passion to encourage women in their everyday walk, I discovered that delivering the message of help, hope and healing would require building a team of leaders who could accompany me to the local church, delivering conferences. You see, where I live, out in the middle of nowhere, it’s hard for women to get motivated about driving three hours to see a big event in a nearby city. God spoke to my heart and I thought … why not bring the conference to them? Why not take the worship, drama, art, workshops, main session, right to the local church. And in doing that, I found out that I have a deep love of delivering God’s hope, whether it be through the entire team, or just me traveling. Sometimes I lead worship when I teach, and sometimes, I just teach. Whatever I do, I always work on bringing a level of excellence, because I believe that God desires and deserves our very best!
Developing the ministry, Best Life Ministries
Using the scripture from John 10:10b, “I came to give you real and eternal life, more and better life than you dreamed of.” (MSG), I prayed like crazy, sought God diligently, and created Best Life Ministries, a conference in a box, that goes to the local church.
What happened next?
After five years had passed by so very quickly, it was time to look for a place to host our ministry headquarters, as well as weekly Bible studies, women’s conferences and workshops, and community-wide events. The Frank Lake Covenant Church was located twenty miles away from me, in rural Murdock, MN, had sat empty for 32 years, and was at risk of being torn down (or sold for a chicken coop … ugh!)
After a short side-track that Farmer Dean (my husband) and I took while looking for the perfect old building, we saw an old church on the front page of the local paper. That old Frank Lake Covenant Church, built in 1900, went on sale on Craigslist for $1, and Farmer Dean and I bought it and moved it to our grove.
Funny thing, Farmer Dean measured the spot in our grove where nothing would grow and was void of trees (he’d tried for years to grow trees, plants, bushes, flowers, and nothing worked!), and it was exactly the size of the old church. Deano said, “God must have needed a ministry to grow here!” and we happily moved the old building. What a wonderful blessing to have HGTV, PBS, and ABC news follow the journey!
So, as Deano and I work on restoring the beautiful old building, I host two weekly Bible studies, and sometimes … when it’s really quiet around here, I run over to the church barefoot, brew a big pot of coffee, and sit at the piano and just worship God.
Life is good in the grove .
Discover the headquarters for Best Life Ministries , the old Frank Lake Covenant Church, from rural Murdock, MN, that Farmer Dean and Kathy moved for Best Life Ministries headquarters!