About the Founder

Kathryn Koch-Villoresi

Kathy serves as President & Director of A Time For Rest”—Clergy Respite Ministry. She and her husband Rick have many years of experience in retail and business management, church leadership, and both have served in various community activities. Kathryn worked as a social worker for Goodwill Industries for many years, and also was a pastor’s wife for 20 years. Her hobbies include singing, interior decorating, and anything Victorian! Kathryn is also the Founder & Director of Clara’s House Maternity Shepherding Home Ministry. Her husband, Rick, also serves in ministry and enjoys his hobbies include carpentry, construction, and clowning.

A Note from the Founder

I was blessed to have grown up in a loving home where God, church, and family were important. We regularly found ways to serve others in our community and in our church. As I grew older, it was always in my heart to try to make a difference in someone else’s life. God gave me this desire and later gave me some spiritual gifts to fulfill this purpose, including hospitality, leadership, and mercy.

In 2000, I started a ministry called Clara’s House to help women who were pregnant and homeless by opening up my home to them. God has greatly blessed this ministry! Then, in 2009, the Lord laid it on my heart to start a new ministryone for pastors and missionaries. This desire came from my own personal experience of having once been in pastoral ministry as a pastor’s wife. Ministry can be very hard at times and we all need a place to rest and unwind, before going back out into the world to minister again. It is my prayer that A Time For Rest will help you deepen your relationship with the Lord.


Read how and check out A Tribute to Clara, Kathy’s Great-Grandmother who inspired Kathy to start both ministries.