Kathy Gray understands the pain of pursuing perfectionism, and the crushing pain of failure. Her walk with Jesus has led her from the brink of suicide to a life of joy. She is passionate about seeing others experience their own transformations.
She was born in the 1960s and raised in Colorado in academia in a Protestant ministry home. Addicted to comparison and perfectionism while reeling from the effects of sexual abuse and the violent murder of her brother she entered the perfect storm that eventually plummeted her into mental instability. She found herself groping her way through a nervous breakdown.
Emerging from the trauma and fog of destructive mindsets, Kathy came to realize that every life is valuable, even her own. Transformed from a formerly suicidal, non-functioning, panic-stricken young mother, she confidently raised four sons, weathering the storms of teenage rebellion and drug and alcohol abuse.
As a speaker and former radio talk show host, Kathy is passionate about helping others get free of enslaving mindsets. She is a veteran of Twelve-Step recovery and mentors numerous women both inside and outside the programs of recovery. She shares her story of transformation and the paradoxical truth of the invaluable “Fruit of Failure” with both men and women at conferences and retreats. An accomplished musician she pours into the musical development of multiple students and uses her musical gift composing and performing.
Her newly released book, Light in Our Darkness, written with former radio co-host and longtime friend Lisa Kratz Thomas, focuses on the value of life, all life. This book shatters the delusion that some lives are considered throwaways while some are thought of as indispensable.
Kathy lives with her husband David in Dallas, Texas. Their four grown sons also live and work in the Dallas area.