Kristen grew up in South Central Wisconsin and moved to Eau Claire to attend UWEC and never left. Kristen and her husband Chris live on the northside of Eau Claire, have two grown children (Megan and Aaron), and their dog, Chloe.  Her connection with Hope UMC began back when her children were younger – she was a children’s ministry leader with a local church that we partnered with for many years for Vacation Bible School.  She joined our staff in 2017 and has enjoyed reconnecting with members and friends at Hope UMC.  In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with family and friends, photography, and sitting down with a good book and a cup of coffee.