The Rozmiareks were appointed as Cadence missionaries in 2008 after leaving their careers as defense contractors where they worked in the accounting and finance departments. Since then, Lou and Cathy have served at the Kaiserslautern Hospitality House in Germany, The Lighthouse in Yokosuka, Japan, The Hansen Christian Center in Okinawa, Japan and most recently at The Well Hospitality House in Arizona.
In late 2020, they moved to a position within the Mobilization and Recruiting Department at the Cadence Headquarters based in Denver, Colorado. They work with new missionaries and train and mentor them as they prepare to go to the field to serve the military throughout the United States and the world.
Cathy committed her life to Christ at 11 years old after she began attending a church near her home in Crown Point, Indiana. She realized at this very young age that she was a sinner in need of a Savior. Her father was serving his second tour of Vietnam at the time and her prayer for his safe return was answered. Cathy’s primary spiritual gifts are hospitality and administration.
Lou came to his saving knowledge of Christ at a much later date. He was raised in a practicing Catholic family, but left the church as a teenager and was a skeptical agnostic until Cathy led him to the Lord in the Fall of 1994. Cathy had been volunteering at an apologetics organization and challenged him to carefully evaluate his worldview and the truth claims of Christianity. After months of reading and soul searching, he finally surrendered his life to Christ. Lou’s primary spiritual gifts are teaching and giving.
Cathy was an Air Force kid, and after many moves, her father’s final duty station was in Aurora, Colorado where the family settled in 1981. Colorado has been home for most of Cathy’s adult life, but she did spend six years living in Southern California, in addition to the overseas assignments with Cadence. Cathy is the oldest of four children.
Lou is the second of five children and is from Englewood, Colorado. He spent 12 years as a child living in Galesburg, Illinois, but returned to Colorado for high school and has been there ever since, except for a similar stint in Southern California where he met and fell in love with Cathy.
Together they have an adult daughter Katie, who married Forrest Bowlick in the summer of 2014. The Bowlicks live in Amherst, Massachusetts where Forrest serves as a geography professor at the University of Massachusetts and Katie teaches elementary school.
Lou & Cathy RozmiarekCadence ID: 10729
Lou: Continuing Education Coordinator; Cathy: Director of Ministry of Partnership Development