Katelynn Kazen

Katelynn Kazen

Grew up living on the rainy side of Washington State and knew since I was eight that I wanted to move over the Cascades into the sunshine. And at fourteen years old I told Shane Land (the River Manager at Stonewater) that someday I was going to take his job.
Seasons came and went and through high school I forced myself to look at "real" careers. I research hundreds of jobs but none made me the least bit excited. But I had already shoved the thought of full time ministry out of my mind so long ago that it no longer came up as an idea.
I graduated high school, went to college and worked as a commercial raft guide. And then the summer of 2015 I decided to spend my summer working with youth at Stonewater Ranch. I learned how to guide, minister, be vulnerable and love people. I was hooked!
My relationship with God grew and my passion for the outdoors began to point me towards pursuing ministry full time. In the summer of 2016 God confirmed His calling for my life and I knew that ministry was going to be my full time gig. After finishing my summer and looking at other ministries I came to the conclusion that Stonewater Ranch is where God can best use my gifts and also where I can live in complete JOY!
I strive to live my life to glorify God and love the people that I come in contact with.
To Him be the Glory forever and ever. Amen