Catherine Mathis

Catherine Mathis always wanted a big family; her husband thought a smaller family would be nice. They compromised at three children of their own. Catherine recognized an opportunity to share what her family had to offer, however, and opened her doors to 13 foster children and 28 exchange students over the years. She continues to help others through Literacy Volunteers- Valley Shore, noting that when you help someone learn English, you’re also helping their children, and through the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries. She’s also active in the Old Lyme Congregational Church, including its choir, and has nurtured local arts through volunteering with the Norma Terris Theatre, Ivoryton Playhouse, and The Kate.