Catherine Campbell is involved in ministry to women through speaking, writing and pastoral situations.
Catherine’s interest in writing started in primary school when she won a National School’s Story Competition run by the chocolate company, Cadbury. Much later she moved on from the story of the cocoa bean to crafting magazine articles published in magazines such as: The Nursing Standard, Parentwise, Just Between Us, Woman Alive, Lifetimes and Rejoice Always.
In March 2008 her first book ‘Under the Rainbow’ was published by Ambassador Productions, closely followed eight months later by her second, ‘Rainbows for Rainy Days’. Since then ‘God Knows Your Name’ and ‘Broken Works Best’ have been published by Monarch, who have also republished expanded versions of ‘Under the Rainbow’ and ‘Rainbows for Rainy Days’. Catherine’s latest title ‘When We Can’t, God Can’ was published in June 2015.
Her working life started as a nurse in Belfast’s famous Royal Victoria Hospital, and she continued nursing on a part-time basis for the next few decades. In 2005 Catherine hung up her uniform for the last time to devote more time to writing, and to be able to keep up with her diary of speaking engagements, as well as those of a busy minister’s wife.
To date Catherine has spoken at numerous Ladies’ meetings/events, including day conferences, breakfasts and weekends, in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Thailand, Austria, Turkey and Canada. She has made the occasional foray into mixed meetings, but her love is ministering to women, encouraging them to develop a closer, more passionate walk with Jesus. Having cared for two profoundly disabled daughters for a period of almost twenty years, Catherine is often asked to speak on the subject of suffering – through testimony, bible ministry and seminars. But she also delights in opportunities to share what the bible has to say on a myriad of other subjects too!
Catherine, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, now lives in the beautiful northern town of Coleraine, where her husband, Philip, is minister of the Congregational church.
Family is vitally important to Catherine, and she thanks God for a close loving family who have supported her at every stage of her life. She and Philip have three children; two daughters, Cheryl and Joy, now in heaven, and a wonderful son, Paul who is married to Susie, both exceptional musicians. (Check out www.studio-orchestrations.com and hear for yourself!). Paul and Susie’s daughter, Bethany Joy, is enjoying nursery school, and is delighted with the arrival of her baby brother Daniel David in early November 2014, as is Granny Catherine!
You can contact her by filling in the Contact Form on this website or by email firstname.lastname@example.org