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 the peace, I know the blinding effects of avoidance, as well as the difficult tension of embracing pain. Through the unexpected journey of helping my husband replant a broken church while simultaneously doubling our kids through adoption, I learned what it means to struggle well and share in the sufferings of Christ. And as I continue to venture on in the light of the Cross, I hope my journey of being made new can encourage you on yours. 

Hi, I'm Kristina, a disciple of Jesus, an unlikely pastor's wife, and a mother of six. I look forward to seeing where our paths meet along the way. 


  • I grew up in 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. Then, we fell in love and got married when we were nineteen. 

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

  • Adopting three siblings from West Africa was impossible. Against all odds, we brought them home.

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

  • 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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