Kathy Beechem is Director of Multi-Site at the Oakley Campus of Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a graduate of Thomas More College and completed her master's degree at Indiana University as well as doing graduate study in business at George Washington University in Washington DC. She was an Executive Vice-President at US Bank responsible for the management of US Bank's metropolitan markets branch offices in seventeen states and managed more than 11,000 employees. She had just been named on of the "25 most Powerful women in Banking" when her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2005. She is the author of So Far, so Good: A Memoir of a Brain Tumor Patient and His Caregiver. Kathy is Chair of the UC Brain Tumor Center's Community advisory Board.