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Sister Interview: Kate Merrick

Kate Merrick’s life on a small ranch in California where she home schools and surfs sounds idyllic from the outside. And yet tucked in her story is heart wrenching grief of losing her daughter, Daisy, to cancer. Her journey has led her from bitterness to joy in the midst of her reality.

In this conversation we hear about Kate’s journey as a mother with a sick child, how she married into a surfing family, the church she is part of and it’s global growth. A true sisterhood interview we cover the practical to the inspirational and back again. Kate is one you want to sit with (preferably on the beach) and cover all the topics. Her combination of intensity and abandon confirm the title of her new book, and Still She Laughs.

This is one Open Door Sisterhood Podcast episode you won’t want to miss. This surfer girl turned pastor’s wife is genuine and resilient, curious and lovely, wild and free. We welcome her to the sisterhood and we welcome you as well.

You can connect with Kate at

Listen to our conversation on iTunes here.

Some things you heard mentioned on the show:

Channel Island Surfboards

Al Merrick

Britt Merrick

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. -Ecclesiastes 3:11

Reality Church

Kate’s book: And Still She Laughs: Defiant Joy in the Depths of Suffering

She is clothed with strength and dignity,
    and she laughs without fear of the future.”Proverbs 31:25

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