My name is Caitlin Gutierrez. I am from a little town called Albany in South Georgia. A little interesting fact about me is that my name means “Pure, or clear”. It comes from the Greek word Katharos (This is where it gets really cool) and Katharos means “Clean, purified by fire, like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit”. Since I was born, the Lord has desired to cleanse me to be a purified vessel to be used by Him and walk through every season with Him! I’m walking season by season, hand in hand with my Creator, Refiner, and Father. God has purified me back to the root of my name—Refined, pressed, and pruned.
When I was 15 years old, I moved up to Atlanta to pursue my dream. However, after a few years went by I quickly realized God had a different purpose for my life. Soon after I had come to the realization that I was pursuing the wrong dream I started trusting in God and His purpose and plan for my life. And on this journey, I have led worship for many years in many places and throughout the years I have seen God continue to grow me into the person and worshipper He has created me to be.
Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” I strongly believe in having a personal vision statement and core values that are rooted in scripture and I strive to become more like Christ every day. I personally have 6 core values that are growing and changing as I grow in maturity in my relationship with God. My vision statement is: