Staff Member

Katie Buwalda

I was born in Maple Grove, Minnesota, but now lived in Sioux Falls, SD with my husband Mason, daughter Avery, and our dog Odin! I have been on staff with Lifeline since June 2023 as a Pregnancy Counselor and Case Manager for Harbor Families. I went to college at Dordt University and graduated in 2021 with my BSW and a minor in Spanish. Shortly after, I was attained my LSW certification, and am currently pursing my MSW!

What I am doing on a perfect weekend evening.

My perfect weekend evening would be sitting lakeside at a cabin with my family, and eating a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone.

Interesting fact about you.

One interesting fact about me is that I lived in Kampala, Uganda for three years, and have traveled to 10 different countries.

Favorite scripture.

My favorite scripture passage is Psalm 94:18-19, “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”