Geneva College

Prayers and messages for Kit

Please post your prayers and messages below:

The Geneva College community has been in prayer since the evening of Friday, December 7 when Katharine "Kit" Hogan was hit by a car when she crossed Route 18 near the college.

Kit suffered a serious head injury and is currently in ICU at Allegheny General Hospital. Anyone who wants to send thoughts or prayers to Kit or her family may submit them below:

To see updates on Kit's progress visit:
Katie (Kit) Hogan

"Praying for your swift recovery. It has been forty years since I had to cross that street but I do remember how dangerous it could be."
- Chris Hilleary, '72

"Praying for Kit and the Hogan family. So pleased to know that the Geneva family has come together in prayer."
- Dee Morris, '59

"With tears, our hearts goes out to your family. We couldn't imagine what you all must be experiencing now. I remind you to be still and know that He is Kit's Jehovah Rapha - "I am the Lord Your Physician, The Lord Your Healer"! He is also Jehovah-Jireh - "The Lord our provider" and He will be your family's Jehovah-Shalom - "Our perfect peace" when you call on His name. Know that when you are part of God's family that His extending children are your brothers and sisters and when you weep, we do so as well. We all pray for a happier day when Kit is whole again and she has a testimony of love to report! Prayed for you all today."
- The Hebb Family (Joshua)

"Kit: You and your family are in my prayers. God's strength will get you through this tough time. Praying for healing and comfort."
- Penny Powers

"Our children attend Geneva and informed us of the accident. Please know that we are praying for both Kit and you.
- Cheryl Salyards

"Our prayers are with you all! May you know God's healing touch and His mighty power be at work in your body, healing you. I had a closed head injury following a car accident about 26 years ago. In God's great mercy, I recovered after months of therapy and many prayers. Be assured of God's power to heal and give you the strength to work in your recovery. Love in Christ"
- Barb Miller class of 1980

"I am praying for Kit. My son called me right after the accident and I have been praying since that time. My son Jeffrey and I will continue to pray."
-Alberta Dillihay

"Kit always visits and studies with her best friends in my daughter's apartment at Geneva Arms. She is like another roommate there. Maranda, Alyssa, and the rest of our family are praying for Kit. I believe you will be healed soon."
- Patrick Powell '91

"Kit, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for a special healing touch from the Lord."
- Jerry & Edie Schwedler

"Words cannot express how you all must be feeling as you go through this struggle right now but know that God will never, ever leave you. Lean on him mightily, he is the great healer."
- Dori Barr

"Our prayers are with Kit and the Hogan family. May the Lord be always with you thru these trying times and forever."
- John Toth '69
- Bridget Toth Huckabee '85
- Melissa Toth Gagne '89

"Dear Heavenly Father, This dear child of yours is,and from eternity,has been in your hands from and to eternity.We do not understand Your will in all things but we understand Your eternal attributes.Kit is Yours,O Heavenly Father,and I pray for her and her family and will continue to do so. Kit, Iworked for many years in trauma at AGH and have seen God's hand move. No matter what happens He is faithful."
- Bob Butler

"I have never met Kit but I am sure that she means so much to her family and friends. I pray that she will be fine. May God be with you and hold you in his loving arms."
- Jacqueline Albright-Germany

"We will cintue to take this before the Lord. Praying for wisdom for the Drs. strenght and healing for Kit and her family."
- Dylan Shearer's Family

"We have never met but I am praying for a speedy and complete recovery."
- Judi Shipman

"Prayers from The Hall Family and especially my daughter, whose name is also Kit, are with you. My daughter, who has never met your daughter on our visits to Geneva, started crying at the news of your Kit's accident. But then she stopped and said to me that if there was any place that she felt like she witnessed God's hand, it was at Geneva and with its people. We are all praying for your daughter. The Lord is on your side. God bless."
- Jeffrey Hall '83

"May the King of kings and Lord of lords bend near Kit and her family today and breathe peace into their circumstances and healing into kit's body and brain."
- Kelly Knowlden '78

"Kit, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you with a full and speedy recovery."
- The Caruso Family

"Kit, I do not know you but I am praying for you and your family."
- Sandy Talbott

"Just a Geneva alumnus sending thoughts and prayers to the Hogan family as they go through this time of pain. God is so good and it is so wonderful to have so many people lifting you all in prayer. Expect a miracle-God is still in the miracle business. Our hearts are all with you. God bless you all. Phil 4:6,7"
- Kathy Brandt

"You are in my thoughts and prayers - i pray for your health and strength to return."
- Susan Burkhart

"May the Lord touch you with his healing hands and wrap his loving arms around you Katie. I pray that you have a quick and full recovery."
- Pamela M. Nichols

"May the Lord give you a complete recovery to your injuries."
- David Morris

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear..." Psalm 46:1-2 "Praying for complete healing for Kit and strength and comfort for her family."
- Debby Croft

"I will definitely add my prayers along with hundreds of others, Kit, for God's miraculous touch on your body. Also, many prayers are going up for your parents and family and the strength which they need at this difficult time. I know Rt 18 well, having gone to Geneva for my freshman year; my brother attended there 4 years. I do not know your family, but members of my family live in Wilmore, KY, and I am sure the whole town there is praying, too."
- Carol Jones Saint

"Thinking and praying for Kat and the family"
- Jaime

"Kit, you are the strongest gal I know. You have always been so strong and determined. We love you so much and are praying for you and your family! Cannot wait to see your smiling face again! Much love!"
- Mary Keen

"Kit, you and your family will remain in our prayers. We are trusting you to the Lord's care."
- The Schindel Family

"Don, May God surround you and your family with angels as you go through this difficult time. I will forward her name on to the prayer list at my church."
- Terri McKean (Vild)

"Jesus, please heal Kit quickly and painlessly. Please let her and her family feel your presence and find comfort in you. I pray that you would keep them and hold them up in this difficult time. Thank you for being the awesome healer that you are."
- Katelin

"Praying for your quick recovery sweetheart. You couldn't be in a better place than the "burgh" for medical intervention. My son Ethan, who is also a Geneva student" had a severe head injury in 2006 and with God and the skilled hands of a neurosurgeon, he recovered and is graduating in the spring. Hang in there sweetie and I will continue to pray for you!"
- Debbie Intrieri

"Praying for the Lord's healing touch. We are praying for you and we have alerted our church's prayer chain. The whole family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you strength!"
- Jon & Tracy Hartman

"Our family and our Vermont church community is praying for you, Kit. May the Lord bring his healing and comfort to you and your family."
- The Lambertons and Middltown Springs Community Church

"May God's healing touch be upon Kit and His strength be sufficient for Kit's family." Proverbs 3:5-6
- Rachel Phillips Witterman

"Kit & her family are in our thoughts & prayers."
- Janet

"Praying for Kit Hogan and her family. That is a terrible tragedy which I had hoped was gone with the rerouting of the highway. I know what it is like to see one of your kids suffer through these events. Blessings be with you all through this ordeal and may almighty God grant to Kit the miracle of healing."
- Ted Coene

"My sincerest best wishes for a full recovery and may The Lord be with you and your family.
Be blessed!"
- Marc Walther '69

"We will be praying for you, Kit! Bless you!"
- The Shugert Family

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!"
- The Swart Family

"Dear Kit, I am praying for you and your family. We know God is all powerful and merciful. If it be His Will, may he restore you to full health."
- Janet Rogan

"Our church in NJ is lifting you up in prayer, Kit, and our hearts cry out to the Great Physician for his mighty, healing hand."
- Adrienne Martin

"My prayers go out to Kit and her family at this time of need"
- Fran

"Kit and family, we're praying for you and asked our church family and any other brothers and sisters in Christ we know to pray."
- Susan Miller

"Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and during this holiday season."
- Melissa Putman

"Our God is mighty to do more than we could ever ask or hope. Praying for Kit's complete recovery and that God may be glorified in all."
- Diane Ippolito

"My prayers are with you. May God be with you thru your recovery"
-Beth Deluca

"Mike and I are praying for Kit."
- The Krick Family

"To Kit & her family, My son recently graduated fron Geneva (Rick) & his fiance'(Abbie) did as well. Although I never met you, you are in our hearts as a student of Geneva. A child is everyone's child, and we will pray for a complete recovery for you. God Bless you and hold you in the palm of his hands."
- Denise Sheets

"May the God Peace comfort you during this trying time. We pray for a speedy recovery!! God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think!!!"
- Peter and Alisa Cramer '90

"We have all been praying for Kit and her family since Friday when the accident happened. Our hearts go out to all of them. May the Lord continue to give wisdom, guidance, peace, and healing through Jesus' name."
- Hanle Family

"We are praying for you and your family, Kit. God's loving hands and arms around you at this time."
- Kreitzburg Family

"You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers."
- Racquelle Coleman

"Kit, her family, and the doctors treating her have been and will continue to be in my prayers. God bless you."
-Glenn Wargo

"I pray that you have a speedy recovery..I'm a former alumni and was in the area after the accident"
- Kaleeesha Grant

"Thanks for sending this out. She is a friend of our daughter. Thinking that maybe the college/town could consider putting a few crosswalks in along route 18, maybe with blinking lights? That might slow down some of those who'd otherwise speed along there.
We are praying,"
- Joe and Amy Charlton

"Dear Kit and the Hogan family -- May our loving God guide all the medical people working with Kit; may you be granted faith, hope and strength at this time and may every day bring more healing; may you feel our God's presence constantly and please know you will be remembered in prayer."
- Rhonda and Dennis Norman

"I am praying in the precious and mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord for your full and speedy recovery. May the Lord of Hosts fill your family with peace as they cling by faith and with trust to all of the promises of our God. May His Holy SPirit guide the medical staff, empowering them to be sharp of mind and reflex. And may the presence of the Lord be with you Kit to give you strength for your recovery. In Jesus' precious Name I pray, Amen!"
- Shayne Meyers

"Katie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will be healed and that as you heal, you will find God's strength to endure the journey ahead. Hold tight to Philippians 4:13. You can do all things, Kit, including recovering. Never Give Up, Kit."
- Rachel Richardson

"Kit and family know that God's loving arms are around you and his healing hand is upon you. May God give you comfort that surpasses all understanding. I pray in Jesus name that Kit will be healed and comfort given to her family and friends. I claim the promise in Jesus name "Ask and it shall be given, seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be open" for Kit's healing and her family and friends comfort. In Jesus name, Amen."

"I am praying for you Kit and your whole family."
- Jolene Kinney

"Praying for Kit's full recovery. May the grace of our Lord be upon you all."
- Ray and Sondra Sierko

"Like others I have never met Kit, yet I spent some life-changing summers with Don. We sent our oldest son off to Geneva this year and so I was particularly struck by this notification. May the sovereign God you have long worshiped be especially near to you in this time of difficult providence. We will pray."
- Andy McCracken

"Kit,I didnt realize that I know you but I do! Your smile is the same as your mom's and I used to see it a lot when we were at Geneva together. I am praying for you with a face to the name and a connection in my heart to you and your family. May God comfort,strengthen, and heal you, body and soul. Tell your mom I love her!"
- Patty McCracken

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
- Thelma Laurain

"Our prayers and our hearts go out to you"
- Guy Sheldon

"Dear Kit, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers here in Vermont. May the Lord meet your every need during this very challenging time."
- Terri Bowser Milne

"Jesus, I know you have your hand on Kit and her body, her mind, her soul, and her family. Be with her. Overwhelm her physical body with your presence and peace. Let her rest to regain strength that YOUR GLORY will be seen and your existence will be undeniable. Thank you for healing her and being with her family right now. Thank you, Jesus"
- Cheryl Hodges

"May the Lord provide you strength and kindness as you recover. And may your family find solice in His word, and peace with whatever comes."
- Peter Morrison '83

"We are praying for Kit's recovery. Our thoughts and prayers for strength also go out to the family."
- Valorie Hall

"Thank you Lord for being an awesome god your will be done in kate's life, in the name of Jesus the Christ amen."
- Gwen Sewell

"1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will He will hear.I pray and stand in agreement with the family for a full recovery!"
- Dr De Voka Gordon, '76

"May the Lord hold you in His loving arms. You are all in my thoughts and prayers."
- Karen Comorato

"I never met Kit, but I have seen her on campus numerous times. I am praying for Kit and her family!"
- Emma

"To Kit and the Hogan family, may you find strength, peace and continue to see God's providence in your circumstances during this time...God's grace is sufficient for you. As the Geneva family comes together, current and former, know we are all thinking and praying fervently for recovery ahead...we love you."
In Christ,
- Gregg Kaminski

"Most Holy and Almighty God, Jehova Rapha, Great Healer,we praise your name. We are humbled by your power and might. We ask you, Lord to lay your merciful healing hands on this young lady and heal her. Jesus, we know this is possible as we ask you, in your name, to do this. May your will be done, Father. May this tragic event bear great fruit for your honor, glory, and praise. If it be thy will, Father, restore Kit's strength to her body and give her the opportunity to carry her witness forward for You to many who perhaps haven't heard about you or haven't decided to give their life to you. Bless Kit, make her well, and strengthen her family and friends, giving them comfort through this difficult time. We pray that all will be lifted up as Your mighty hand heals her. We humbly pray these things in your awesome name, Jesus. Amen"
- Barry Clink '71

"We are praying for Kit's total healing in the precious name of Jesus. I, Glenna, teach at a Christian school in Houston, PA. I have my students and fellow teachers praying as well. We all pray for God's peace to surround you as you wait on Him."
- Glenna, Tom, and Chris Carter

"Sending lots of prayers out to you and your family during this time! You have a lot of people rooting for you to have a full recovery! <3"
- Kaycie Pletcher

"Kit, We are praying for you and your family. My co-worker's daughter goes to school there and just told me about this. I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he calledâ€"his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. Ephesians 1:18"
- Steve Metzgar

"I have never met you, but am praying for your health and strength, as well as the health and strength of your family and friends and all those who will care for you. I am a 72' alum and crossed that road many times. I don't know what happened or why, but God does. He has a plan. Always did; always will. May God be praised throughout this event and may God use Kit for his glory and honor."
- Terri Faye

"My thoughts and prayers are with this young woman and her family. I pray for complete healing, and for God's presence to be felt at this time."
- Amy Lanz

"May your family find peace in the midst of this storm. Just know that God will not leave you nor will he forsake you. I will keep you in my prayers."
- jackie dewberry

"With God as a loving Father, who sent his Son Jesus to not only die for us, but to heal our illnesses, remember this: did Jesus only heal a few people? Did he heal only those who earned it? Did he ever say no to anyone? The answer to these questions is NO!! And be encouraged dear Kit, he loves you and will heal you too. Everyone is praying for you, and my family joins with them to let you know we stand in faith for a complete recovery from this accident in Jesus name!"
- Robin Kruk

"I saw this link on Facebook from a friend who goes to Geneva. I have no direct link to Kit, but I will be praying that our Lord will heal her in His timing. Also, praying for family and friends of Kit, that they might have the strength for each day. Remember the Lord's mercies are new each morning!"
- Becca Phipps

"Kit, we are praying for fast recovery and for your family. May you never feel alone or discouraged, God is right there with you! I miss seeing you around campus, you are extremely missed! We are continually praying for you!"
- Caitlin

"God knows our bodies perfectly, and is in the business of healing. My family and I will pray for your speedy and complete recovery. Put your trust in Him. He is Worthy."
- Jean

"Dear Family,my thoughts and prayers are you with and your daughter at this time."
- Maria Turner

"Kit, The Sharik family is praying for you!"
- Scott Sharik

"My wife and I are praying for both Kit and your family . We will continue to do so. Our son Scott a Geneva called us and she is on our churches prayer chain as well." With the love of Christ"
- Greg and Susan Miller

"Praying for you and family. The Lord knows our every need. Cast your cares upon him for he cares for you. I Peter 5:7 He is the God that healeth you."
- Marge Coker

"I am doing what God commands us to do! I am standing in the gap for you with my prayers. I believe God for your healing and comfort."
- Sharlene

"As Christians, we are so blessed to know that Christ is our Savior, Sanctifier, HEALER and Coming King, and that no matter what, He is ALWAYS THERE for us, as He is today with Kit and her family. I pray not only for healing and recovery, but also for God's mighty hand of deliverance, victory and glory to be demonstrated in Kit's life and and her family's in God's abiding love, peace and comfort."
- Matt Polka

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for a complete healing and recovery."
- Marilyn

"We are petitioning the Lord on your behalf that you experience full recovery. May the Lord strengthen you and your family each hour."
- Geneva College Career Development

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! God is Faithful, we are trusting Him for a complete recovery."
- Sue Riley and family (Matt Riley)

"I am praying that God heals her if this is His will. Blessings and love to her family,"
- Doretta Whalen

"My prayer for you is that God will pour out His everlasting mercy and blessings on your precious daughter, Kit, and all of your family as you wait on the Lord. May God be with you in every step."
- Annette Hotchkiss

"Praying for her full recovery."
- Kathleen Myers

"May God richly bless you with his healing grace and sustain you and your family during this difficult time. I pray for peace and strength and a full recovery."
- Deborah

"Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven." James 5:13-15

"Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. PS 4:1 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony. Turn, O lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love." PS 6:2,4 The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you healing and peace."
- Donna

"Kit - You have been in my family's thoughts and prayers this entire weekend and that will continue. I am praying that God will draw you close to Him, guide the physicians, comfort your family, and that it would please Him to provide a full and quick healing in your body."
-John Gallo

"Kit you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are praying for a complete and speedy recovery!"
-Terri Corcoran

"I am a Geneva Alum and former employee of the college. I heard about the accident today, and wanted to let you know that several of my friends, former Geneva roommates, myself and my famiy are praying for God's healing upon your body and for comfort to be poured out over your family."
-Marti Aiken

"In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly." Psalm 5:3 We pray, Lord, for you to heal Katie's body fully and completely.
-Becky Phillips

"We continue to pray for you and your recovery. Know that you are loved and appreciated and we look forward to seeing you back on campus soon. May the power of God heal you and the strength of the Golden Tornado community be with you."
-Mike Loomis

"Kit, we are praying for the Lord's healing. My daughters, Katie - 3 & Rachel-6, and I offered what Katie called a "triple prayer" last night as each of us prayed. We will continue until you are well. We are also praying for comfort for your family!"
-Tim Baird and Family

"Kit, we are praying for you and your family. May the Lord's grace be upon you in this time. We are praying and believing for a full and speedy recovery!"
-Mike Duncan