Kathy Sillanpaa is a lifelong member of Guardian Lutheran Church. She has been happily married to another “lifer”, John Sillanpaa, since 1992 and together they have been blessed with two children, Peter and Laura.
Kathy is a 1989 graduate of the University of Michigan. She spent nine years working in sales before “retiring” to raise her then small children. After 11 years at home, Kathy was called into service for her Lord as the Business Manager of Guardian. This followed many years of volunteer leadership positions for the congregation including, Youth Director, MOPS Coordinator, VBS Director, and Director of Assimilation. Currently, Kathy continues to volunteer in a variety of roles for Guardian Lutheran School including serving as the CEF Stamp Rep. She enjoys music and has sung with the Adult Choir for over 20 years.
Kathy is an avid reader and she is blessed to belong to a great book club. If the radio is on it is usually tuned to NPR since she is a big current events junkie. She also likes downhill skiing, swimming, golfing (albeit badly) and serving as the family spotter for water sports. Kathy loves quiet weekends at the cottage and time spent with friends and extended family.
Favorite Bible Verse: "As a hart longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God." (Psalm 42:1-2)