Outside In Ministries
Outside In Ministries educates, empowers and equips faith communities to bring the mentally ill into the body of Christ. Outside In Ministries creates and helps implement mental health action plans for local faith communities, helps with event management for specific mental health issues and fundraising campaigns, and provides communications on mental health issues as related to ministry within the body of Christ.
- Mental Health Action Plans 100%
- Events 90%
- Communications 80%
President and Founder
Outside In Ministries’ founder, Catherine Boyle, has been impacted by mental health issues her entire life. Several generations of extended family members – including Catherine – have struggled with various mental health diagnoses. In a quest to understand her own experience with anorexia, bulimia and associated anxiety and depression, Catherine wrote Hungry Souls: What the Bible Says About Eating Disorder, and helped launch a ministry home for women with eating disorders. Recently, Catherine became troubled by the emotional and spiritual abuse of individuals with mental health issues, as well as the accompanying social ostracism. After much research and prayer, Catherine founded Outside In Ministries.
Catherine graduated from James Madison University with a BBA in Accounting, and earned an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Professionally, Catherine served in various capacities as an executive at a large southeastern U.S. bank. As a volunteer, Catherine has led women’s ministry, worked to establish a church preschool and chaired the preschool Board. Catherine served as Chief Operating Officer and Board President of Northfield Ministries. Catherine has been featured on radio and television, such as the Harvest Show and Insight (Canada) and been interviewed for publications as diverse as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association online magazine and Money Magazine.