Catherine Barkley - Development Coordinator


If you could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve ______________?

A day off and some cherry coke!

What are your three favorite podcasts and/or books?

I’m a true crime fan so My Favorite Murder and Serial are my favorite podcasts. Harry Potter and the Narnia books will always hold an especially important place in my heart.

What are you currently binge watching?

I should be too embarrassed to admit this: The Real Housewives of _____. My favorites are New York, Orange County and Beverly Hills.

What can you be found doing in your free time?

I like a little bit of everything so you can find me going to an improv show, napping, watching TV, playing a game with friends, listening to Harry Potter on audible, eating chick-fil-a with my husband, and having an intense conversation about enneagram numbers and theology.

What does your job look like day-to-day?

I’m the Development Coordinator so I’m all about money. I create campaigns and appeals, manage our monthly giving program (Hands of Hope), thank donors for their giving, oversee grant applications and try to come up with creative ways to keep us on track financially.

What’s the most inspiring part of your job?

There are so many inspiring parts of this job but something that is unique to my position is response to appeals. When I send out an appeal, I’m sending something I truly believe in and it’s quite emotional for me. When the response is positive, it tells me I connected with donors in a powerful way and helped them feel what I feel – that this issue is too big to turn away from and we must take action.

Where did you go to college? What did you get your degree in?

I graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in Mathematics.

What path led you to work at End Slavery Tennessee?

I first heard about trafficking in high school and wrote a research paper on it in college. After graduating, I kept feeling that I needed to do something to fight it. I volunteered at an organization in LA while working several jobs that weren’t right for me. After moving to Nashville, I found ESTN and this positioned opened and was the perfect fit.

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