Meet Katie Fallis
We recently had the opportunity of interviewing Katie Fallis! Katie recently made the exciting decision to go public with her faith through baptism! We encourage you to take a minute and get to know her a little better.
NV: Katie, what do you do for vocational work, and how long have you been attending North Valley?
Katie: I currently work at a behavioral school in Peoria and for Civitan Foundation. I work with kids/adults who have emotional, developmental, and behavioral disabilities. I have been attending North Valley for about 2 1/2 months!
NV: What have you enjoyed most about being a part of North Valley so far?
Katie: I really enjoy the different volunteering opportunities that you have within the church and the community. I currently volunteer with NV Kids and I enjoy being able to teach the younger kids about Jesus and how He changes lives!
NV: We were so excited to see you go public with your faith through baptism on Sunday, June 16th! Could you tell us a little bit about your faith journey, and what led to you making that decision to be baptized?
Katie: Until I turned nineteen, I was a Latter Day Saint (Mormon) with all of my family members. When I decided to leave the religion, I felt lost because I did not know what to believe and what not to believe. I spent two years not going to any church and I realized that I was not as happy as I was in the past. When I turned 22, I decided that I wanted to find happiness once again and start my journey to find Jesus Christ again. My roommate and I went to a couple of churches before we found North Valley! The first Sunday that I came, I felt something that I have never felt before. I knew that this was going to be the church that I was going to attend, I knew instantly that I wanted to get baptized. I am so grateful for North Valley and the opportunity that I was given to find Christ again!
NV: Katie, what excites you the most about being a Christian?
Katie: I love being able to have the love and light of Christ with me and having the knowledge and understanding of what has been done for me by Jesus.I also love being able to have the opportunities to be able to share about the love of Christ to others that may not have the knowledge of it yet.
NV: What is at least one area, in terms of your walk with the Lord, where you would like to see continued growth and development?
Katie: I really want to learn more about the Bible. I have an understanding of most of the stories in the Bible, but I want to know them in depth. I also want to challenge myself to study the Bible with family and friends!
We appreciate Katie's willingness to take some time out and answer these questions! We are so excited for her. North Valley Family, if you are reading this, we would love for you to stop what you're doing and pray for Katie and her walk with Christ!