Kristie grew up in a pastor’s home and found her calling to love people early in life. She graduated with a degree in Music Performance from North Central University and has worked in full time ministry for fifteen years.
Through music, writing, teaching, and creative service production, Kristie continues to find new ways to express the truth of God’s love and grace to people. She is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and serves on the board of Bridging the Gap, the Women’s Ministry of the Minnesota District. She is a featured writer on the mnbtg.com website in addition to serving as the chief creative advisor for the annual “Free To Be” Women’s Conference. In 2012, she was named state director of Minnesota Girls Ministry for the Assemblies of God.
In 2002, she founded a Bible Study for Moms of all ages. In the 8 years under her leadership, she saw it grow to a thriving group of world changing women. She has also been a part of the creative process for many events for women, girls, and teenagers including an annual Girl’s Conference in Panama City, Panama. She is honored to speak and lead worship for various women’s groups and conferences.
In 2008, she published her first book, “The Father’s Heart: God’s Relentless Love for His Daughters.” She has also written several women’s Bible Studies including, “The Search for Me,” “It’s A Girl Thing,” “Housework: Working for an Extraordinary Marriage.” and “Undisciplined.” She has also written a series of Bible Studies and Curriculum for little girls called Polka Dot Girls. (polkadotgirls.org)
In 2011, she and her husband Jeff, founded Fourth Floor Ministries, a creative resource for churches and organizations. Their goal is to provide creative content and empower and equip the body of Christ to use creative methods to spread the good news of Jesus. In addition to writing books, curriculum, and music, they love to lead creative arts workshops as well as mentoring pastors and worship leaders on expanding the creative process in their churches.(fourthfloor.org)
She is the proud mother of Lucy, Charlie, Betty and Dottie who manage to keep her house dirty and her mini van running most of the time.