April Katherman-Redgrave

April Katherman-Redgrave

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April Katherman-Redgrave is an author, speaker, blogger, and founder of Beauty for Our Ashes Ministry. As the surviving widow of fallen San Jose Police Motors Officer Michael J. Katherman, April experienced unimaginable brokenness and despair but also witnessed how God redeemed a terrible situation into one of great beauty and joy. Once a school teacher and aspiring educational administrator, April now writes and speaks to encourage law enforcement, the grieving, the divorced, blended families, and finding love after loss. She recently wrote a book about her story titled, Through Hell and High Water, A Police Widow’s Story of Tragic Loss and Redeeming Love. 

Now remarried, April lives in Gilroy, California, with David, her husband on earth, and their five children—Joshua, Jason, Brayden, Tegan, and Savannah. They call themselves the RedKat Fam, a wonderful blend of the Redgrave and Katherman families. They enjoy exploring the outdoors, spending time together at their family cabin in the mountains, fishing, sports, traveling, and hosting family and friends at their home. As a family, they always honor and remember Mike in everything they do.