Having served as secretary and communications assistant to Grady Murphy, World Missions coordinator of global communications, Cathy Coile has chosen to follow the path of the retired after 17 years with the department.
The word that best describes Cathy is “diligent,” and according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, its meaning is clearly Cathy: “Having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.”
Cathy was employed for 18 years at Magic Chef before joining the workforce at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary in 2000. In 2001, she became an employee of Church of God World Missions, and experienced a ministry not only in the office work, but in the lives of the missionaries.
On the personal level, Cathy is a lifelong resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, as well as a member of South Cleveland Church of God. One of Cathy’s former responsibilities at South Cleveland was to produce and direct the annual Easter program, her specialty being that of preparing props and backdrops. She is a gifted artist. Cathy also sings in the church choir.
Another passion for Cathy is her participation in the annual Royal Family Kids Summer Camp for underprivileged children. It brought her great joy and satisfaction in watching God move in the lives of the children.
International World Missions Director Dr. David Griffis and Assistant Director Dr. M. Thomas Propes are assured World Missions is losing a great person and friend. Cathy will not easily be replaced, but neither will World Missions be replaced in her heart—of that, we’re sure. World Missions wishes her well in this new chapter of her life.
Cathy is married to David; they have two children: April and Nick; and two grandchildren, Alden and Vivian.