Hi! My name is Katy Hergenreter, and I am beyond excited to be an intern in the Young Women for America (YWA) department at Concerned Women for America (CWA) this summer. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina, and was raised in a Christian conservative household where I was homeschooled from kindergarten to 12th grade. After graduating from high school, I took a gap year and traveled around our beautiful USA in an RV with my family.
After my gap year, I attended a small private college in North Carolina. During this time, I began to surrender my life to the Lord and desired to walk in step with His will, which included changing colleges and attending Liberty University. I completed my undergraduate work at Liberty with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on business, communication, and languages. This spring, I graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration. I feel very fortunate and extremely blessed to have had the opportunity of education in the environment that Liberty offers.
I have always been passionate about my beliefs, but it was not until attending my first year at college that I realized how important it is to stand up for those beliefs, especially when those around you hold different views than yours. I immediately got involved with several clubs on campus, including becoming the freshman class vice president. When I transferred to Liberty, I got involved with many political clubs on campus, including Young Women for America, where I learned about Biblical womanhood and what it looks like to be a woman who advocates for Biblical values in our communities. Throughout my time at Liberty, I grew not only academically but spiritually. I realized that having a personal relationship with Christ gave me the desire to stand firm in His truth.
My experience with Young Women for America gave me a passion to use my voice to uphold His truth by helping to defend our constitutional principles for traditional family values. My time with Concerned Women for America as an intern has already shown me how our faith directly applies to the culture in which we live. I pray the Lord will use what I have learned through the amazing opportunities here at CWA as I enter the post-graduate world and that my experiences will further His kingdom and encourage Godly women to use their voices while also sharing the Gospel.