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Kate’s Heart, is a memorial fund honoring Kate Bartel (Germain) Kromann who died unexpectedly at the age of 31 on Sept. 15, 2015.


About Kate:

Kate was an amazing mother and believed in intentional, engaged interactions with children, speaking to their heart, and helping them develop a love for Jesus. For her, childhood play was the time to develop important lifelong skills such as kindness, acceptance, self-control, creativity, emotional awareness, and working together. These are necessary skills for adulthood yet many children do not have the opportunity for free and open play to learn these essential life skills.


Even in our deepest sorrow, we are gratified for her capacity for kindness and what she taught all who knew her. She lived intentionally seizing life for all it had to offer. In living life to the fullest her acts of love and kindness, gentleness and strength, passion and understanding influenced so many.


About Kate’s Heart:

Kate’s Heart is a family and friends project for us to honor Kate by sharing her enduring love with others. This 501(c)3 non-profit allows us to accept tax deductible contributions to support projects consistent with the desires of her heart and fit the criteria of the memorial fund, K.A.T.E.

  • Every person Kate came in contact with was honored by her gentle kindness

  • Kate was accepting and an advocate for people who struggled because of circumstances beyond their control.

  • Kate was devoted to God and her church. She believed in intentional togetherness through community and relationship.

  • Inspired by Kate’s passion to learn as much as she could to best educate and empower her own children, we provide resources to encourage play, independent discovery and parenting to the heart.



Engaging and inspiring children with books and activities to build character, collaboration, confidence, and community and encourage emotional health.