I believe we are created for abundant life. The problem is, we settle too quickly in the comfortable shadows when true abundance is found within the uncomfortable light. It's one thing to step into the daring way; it's another thing to continue on when blessing and pain collide. I hope my words here will bring light to your journey so you can live in the fullness of life God created you for. 

I write to encourage you in the work God is doing in your heart by sharing my own journey of faith in broken places. As someone who spent most of her life trying to keep a sense of internal peace, I know the blinding effects of avoidance, as well as the difficult tension of embracing pain. But through the unexpected journey of helping my husband replant a broken church while simultaneously doubling our kids from three to six through adoption, I learned what it means to struggle well in expectancy of Christ's abundance and discovered the full life that awaits within the midst of personal suffering.

Hi, I'm Kristina, a disciple of Jesus, an unlikely pastor's wife, and a mother of six. I hope my journey of being made new can encourage you on yours and I look forward to seeing where our paths meet along the way. 


  • I grew up in Northern Minnesota. I left, then came back.

  • I was adopted into the family of God. I wandered, then claimed my place as His daughter. 

  • I met a boy I didn’t like in High School. Whhen we were nineteen, we fell in love and got married. 

  • I never wanted to be a pastor's wife. I am one now.

  • We struggled with infertility for 4.5 years. Now we have six kids.

  • Adopting three siblings from West Africa was an impossible ask. Against all odds, they came home. 

  • I have held everything in my life too tightly and too loosely.

  • I have avoided pain, and I’ve embraced it. 

  • I've been bolder than I thought possible, and I've let fear stop me too many times.

  • I have started over more times than I can count. 

  • And then, I stopped bridling my response to Lord's work in my life. 


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