Major Kathy Versfeld, Mission Director


Kathy is a Major in The Salvation Army and also has overall responsibility and leadership for all areas of Strawberry Field. Kathy has been a Salvation Army Officer for the past eighteen years and prior to that she worked in the commercial sector as a Chartered Accountant. Outside of work Kathy, who arrived in England from South Africa in 1994 with nothing but a suitcase and her husband, enjoys watching cricket, participating in Zumba classes and likes to watch a good rom-com with her three daughters. Kathy also enjoys writing – finding the written word a source of inspiration and replenishment.

“The plan to open Strawberry Field to the public for the first time - so people can see a unique exhibition about the home, how and why the song was written by John, and allow visitors to explore the grounds as John did as a child - is very exciting.”

Lady Judy Martin OBE