Kathy McIlhargey

Kathy leads Prayer and Intercession at the River. She is passionate about helping others to dream BIG and achieve personal breakthrough in all areas of their lives. She serves as a Life Coach and part of the Pastoral Care team. She also enjoys teaching in the school of ministry (RSSM), doing outreach, and Sozo ministry.

Kathy and husband Patrick moved to Fresno in 1982 from Michigan. They live in the Lowell district, near downtown. Their children, Phil (married to Katy), Kristen and Karen all live in Fresno. Kathy received her Masters of Christian Ministry from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in 2004. She serves locally with the Central Valley Justice Coalition and National Day of Prayer Task Force.

When you get thirsty, what do you prefer to drink?


What is your personal theme song?

This song, sung by Jenn Johnson, is one that expresses my heart:

God I Look to You

by Jenn Johnson

God I look to You
I won’t be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You
You’re where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do

I will love You Lord my strength
I will love you Lord my shield
I will love You Lord my rock
Forever all my days, I will love you God

The best geographic place you have ever been?

California! Yosemite is breathtaking and I can never see enough sunsets over the Pacific.

What would the title of your autobiography be?

Harvest is the Intercessor’s Joy

The book that changed your life?

The Bible – I am completely addicted to this living book that is really a Person.

You can contact Kathy at kathymac@theriverfresno.com.