Katherine Degenhardt, Developer/President of Seed Publishers, Inc., author, TV host, lecturer, founder of Degenhardt Educationals, and Christian consultant , holds a Master of Science Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science Degree, Cum Laude from Belmont University, Nashville, TN, with a major in psychology and a minor in religion.
Currently, Katherine serves as a Christian consultant in the Nashville, TN area. Her
objective is to provide Biblically based, Christ-centered, consulting.
The encouragement and hope that Katherine brings to her consulting spring from her deep faith in God and her own personal
experience. She consults individuals and families who feel trapped in their situations find their way through them, pointing them toward Jesus Christ as healer and deliverer. When Katherine herself found Christ, she also found the ministry to which He had called her.
Long years of study and preparation in fulfilling her calling and being obedient to Christ followed. For ten years at the Alcohol and Drug Council of Middle Tennessee, Katherine established a counseling program in a large inner city high school and was responsible for training school staff, students, and parents in prevention and intervention activities. Katherine also established student support groups, provided short-term individual and group sessions and worked with area businesses, creating a supportive community for prevention.
Then, for two years at the Alcohol and Drug Council, Katherine served as Clinical Director at 16 area schools. She assisted in the creation of a team atmosphere among clinical staff, conducted program site visits, coordinated program progress, evaluated successes and identified areas needing improvement.
In 1987 she founded Degenhardt Educationals, a non-profit 501(c)(3) Educational, consulting Ministry. Out of this came the development of the Degenhardt Family Learning System ®, illustrating how addiction and other problem behaviors disrupt the family balance. A poster illustrating 35 different addictions and problem behaviors was also designed.
In 1997, she established SEED Publishers, Inc., which has published fivebooks. Katherine teaches and consults from a Biblical perspective, focusing on individuals’ emotional and spiritual growth. Her years of professional experience combined with her Christian faith have given her a wise and balanced approach.
“But life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me
by the Lord Jesus--” (Acts 20:24 TLB)