It's not unusual to see Lesa Kautz reading with a child or adult, attending a meeting on multicultural issues in Hastings, delivering care packages of food to children or establishing new programs at her church.
And while some may wonder if Kautz is going a little overboard with her volunteering, she can tell you a story about how she became involved with each organization and each social issue.
"As I thought about the things I'm involved in, I realize I have a passion for each one," she said. "I don't get involved in things I don't care about. Each one of these things has a meaning and a special place."