Pastor Kristie was appointed as a licensed local pastor on July 1, 2017. This is her first appointment as a pastor. She obtained a Master of Divinity from the Claremont School of Theology in May 2017. Pastor Kristie was previously on staff at St. Paul’s UMC in Coronado for five years and did several jobs: Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Director, Youth & Children’s Director, and Family Ministries Director. She also functioned as the Associate Pastor during her Pastoral Internship at St. Paul’s for that year. Pastor Kristie has extensive experience in children, youth, and family programming and welcomes people of all ages to come together to worship and to serve the community.
Before attending seminary, Pastor Kristie was a stay-at-home mom for her three sons, Micah (12), Cameron (8), and Logan (7). Before becoming a mother, Pastor Kristie obtained a Master of Arts in Writing from Oklahoma City University and taught English at several community colleges. Pastor Kristie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, photography, and long walks on the beach.