Kristen was raised in a Catholic family, but it wasn’t until middle school that she really encountered the Lord in a personal way. Her faith journey ultimately led her to graduate from Franciscan University with a Bachelors Degree in theology and anthropology, and she left with a heart that was ready to share the Faith in the same way that had changed her own life; youth ministry. Kristen served as a youth minister in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 16 years, spending most of her time serving middle schoolers and their families, specifically. She left parish ministry in June 2018 to become the Executive Director at Youth in Christ, a local Catholic nonprofit that seeks to equip and empower families to evangelize their own kids in a fun, authentic and dynamic way, all while working alongside parish evangelists. Kristen has been married to her husband, Greg, for 15 years, and together they are blessed to be raising 4 children.