Katie was born and raised in Mobile AL with her four siblings and parents, Himmie and Gerrit. With her father being involved in the start up of then Hosanna! Integrity Music, she found herself constantly surrounded by all things worship, from new songs being written to worship leaders in and out of the house, to travelling with her dad for conferences and speaking engagements.
In high school, her family made the move to Nashville and she became more and more involved with leading worship and singing. Her first "gig" was at a Christian camp called JH Ranch in N. California, where she led worship with Aaron Keyes.
It wasn't until she was in graduate school for counselling/psychology that she started writing her own songs and recording them."My brother-in-law and producer John Hartley forced me to write all my own songs which was an interesting, frustrating process I embraced, fumbling around cluelessly on guitar and spending countless hours digging deep for lyrics. But for it, I am eternally grateful."
Katie's digital album Introducing Katie Gustafson is a collection of 7 songs that came out of a season of growing desperation for that intimacy of crying out for more and of letting go. Katie still lives in Nashville where she leads worship at churches and conferences in Nashville and beyond.
Her heart for worship and the church reflect her own journey of healing and growing intimacy with Jesus, coming to know and believe God's goodness and desire for relationship with His children.