Cathie Wakeland received her Bachelor degree in Education from Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska. She taught in the Lutheran schools for 10 years at Trinity Lutheran, Centralia, IL, Praise Lutheran, Fort Wayne, and Zion Lutheran Academy in Fort Wayne. For the last 11 years she has served as a kindergarten teacher at Lindley Elementary a Spanish Immersion school, before accepting the call to serve at Lutheran South Unity School.
Cathie is a member of New Life Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has served as a Sunday school teacher, a lay counselor for Cross Connections (a Biblical based Christian counseling group), and a Bible study leader. Cathie and her husband, the Rev. Michael Wakeland, served as missionaries in Latin America for 15 years, working in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Mexico. She volunteers at Lutheran Life Villages in the Fort Wayne area where her husband serves as Chaplain. She is currently Vice President of Conventions for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Indiana District.