Kathleen Ender

Grassroots Trainer

Kathleen Ender is dedicated to empowering individuals to find their voice and become leaders to effect positive change in their communities.

Kathleen joined the greater Stand Together community as a catalyst partner in 2021 and became inspired by their Principle Based Management™ framework and its application to advance human progress. With a passion for lifelong learning and a heart for connecting people, Kathleen brings a wealth of experience in training, program development, strategy, and community-based grassroots advocacy.

Kathleen has participated in community grassroots efforts on issues of child welfare, education, criminal justice, mental health, & immigration. Prior to her role as a grassroots trainer with GLA she invested eight years as an advocate in the child welfare space. She was the first field staff hire with a start-up foster care nonprofit and later served as the Chief Program Officer. Kathleen was integral to the nationwide growth and scale of the organization which grew to serve over 3,000 children in twenty-one cities across fifteen states during her tenure.

She has served with Syrian refugees in Greece, worked on literacy efforts in Africa, built homes in an impoverished community in Mexico, volunteered with the American Hiking Society in Arkansas, and in the Women’s prison in Lockhart, TX. She believes that God does not call the equipped but equips the called.

Kathleen received her BFA in Communication Studies with a focus in Public Speaking and a minor in Leadership Studies from Texas State University. She is a Native Texan and resides in the hill country with her husband, Eli. In her free time, she can be found hiking, hosting gatherings, or with a book in her hands – living out her simple version of the American Dream.

Kathleen believes everyone can have influence to achieve remarkable things for the good of our world.