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Mizpah Ministries


Katrina and John are full time Catholic evangelists whose mission is to help others develop a more personal relationship with God, accept healing from Jesus for life's pain, and use their God-given gifts to reach out to others with the Good News message of God's enduring Love. John and Katrina minister in the smallest of Christian communities to the largest. They have been married over forty years and have five children plus six grandchildren.

Katrina Rae


Katrina Rae was raised in the central valleys of California where she attended college and majored in Chemistry. All her life, since a very young age, Katrina had a burning desire to be a "real" singer. She had sung with small bands in high school and college but had never really pursued a career in music. After college Katrina became a flight attendant, flying international routes out of San Francisco and Oakland for the next three years. Then Katrina met and married John and she chose to become a stay at home wife and mother. However, when their youngest child entered kindergarten Katrina could no longer hold back her dream and she finally began her singing career. Within five years she and her family moved to Nashville TN to pursue a recording contract in country music. But in 1986 Katrina left her country music career and formed Mizpah Ministries when she felt she was being called to sing for God and His People. Since then she has traveled throughout the U.S. and the world sharing her full time evangelistic ministry.

Katrina has appeared on EWTN TV’s “Say Yes”, “We Believe”, and “Back Stage Series”. She has also appeared on "His Love” on Catholic Familyland TV. At the invite of Pope John Paul II Katrina sang for him in Rome for the Jubilee Year World Youth celebration. Katrina's music is played on Sirius satellite and numerous other radio stations throughout the world. In all, she has six Christian music albums plus one spoken word CD. Katrina's weekly 30 minute broadcast of faith sharing and music, “Changed By His Glory”, on WVOG-600 AM Radio in the greater New Orleans area continues to be re-aired in various radio markets around the world. In 2007 it won the Unity award for Best Religious Radio Presentation for Catholic Evangelization.

After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Katrina co-produced the recording and national release of the song and music video, “You Are Not Alone” which was recorded by Catholic recording artists from all over North America. The song and video were nominated for eleven 2002 Unity Awards and received ten of those awards, including Song of the Year and Video of the Year. The sale of the song/video raised thousands of dollars for the families of those killed at the Pentagon.

In 2005 and again in 2007 Katrina received the highly coveted Unity Award for Artist of the Year. She was also UCMVA's 2007 Female Vocalist of the Year. Katrina has been honored to receive twenty-one Unity awards. A full list of the Unity awards received by Katrina may be found by clicking on Awards in the menu to the left.

Katrina served in Youth Ministry for ten years and as Director of Parish Life/Evangelism for eight years in her parish, Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Community in Hendersonville, TN. For twelve years, she was the director and coordinator for the parish’s Small Faith Communities comprised of over 130 parishioners. She has been featured in articles in St Anthony Messenger, Our Sunday Visitor and her own and numerous other diocesan publications. Katrina authored the “Continuing On The Road To Emmaus” series of Bible study guides for Small Faith Communities used by several parishes in the Nashville diocese for over twelve years. Katrina has written articles for several national publications including her most recent article in Catechetical Leader, “Who Me, An Evangelist?” and is currently writing her book, “Can’t You Get Someone Else?” Katrina was a founding member of CAM (Catholic Association of Music) and a charter member of UCMVA (United Catholic Music and Video Association). Other affiliations include CCMA (Christian Country Music Assc.), ACMA (American Christian Music Assc.) and ASCAP.

Katrina is a very gifted singer and inspiring speaker. Audiences easily respond to her sincere warmth, her personable presentation and soft sense of humor.

John Daughenbaugh

John originally hails from southern New Jersey where he attended the Methodist church during his childhood. From a young age, his dream was to fly jets for the U.S. Navy. That desire helped him get through college and be accepted into the officer ranks of the Navy. After completion of Naval flight training John became an attack jet pilot flying A-4, A-7, and A-6 jets during his active duty Navy career.

John met Katrina in 1969 and they married January 25, 1970. The first year of their marriage was spent with John flying jets on and off the decks of the USS Shangri-La off the coast of Vietnam. Upon his return from Vietnam, he was assigned as a flight instructor in Cecil Field, just outside Jacksonville FL. Then, May 1972 through April 1975, John attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey CA and received a Master of Science degree in Geophysics which encompassed the study of Hydrology, Meteorology and Oceanography. While in Monterey John took private instruction on the Catholic faith and in 1974 he was received into the Catholic faith along with his infant daughter on the fourth anniversary of his marriage.

After the arrival of their fourth child in late 1976, John felt the need to spend more time with his family and decided to leave the regular Navy to be at home with Katrina and their young children. However, he did stay in the Navy Reserve and also worked for the Navy as a civilian Meteorologist/Oceanographer at the US Naval Fleet Oceanography Center in Monterey CA. In 1984, in order to financially facilitate the families' move to Nashville TN, John worked in Saudi Arabia for the entire year as an instructor for Saudi meteorologists and oceanographers at their national weather facility in Jeddah. While he was there, Katrina moved the family from CA to TN and began working with the record label. After returning to his family, John worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers as a Hydrologist and developed SSARR which managed the water resources of the Cumberland River basin system.

In 1992, John received a scholarship from the US Army and returned to school at Vanderbilt University where he received a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering. At the end of 1997, just eighteen months after completing that degree, John responded to God's call and left his job to join Mizpah Ministry full time. At about the same time, John retired from the US Navy Reserve as an Naval Captain. John is an integral part of the ministry serving as Katrina's manager and sound/light engineer. John is also an inspiring speaker especially for young males as they try to discern possible career paths.