Introducing Kris

Yes, that’s me. I’ve always been a unicorn.

I’m Kris. I’m the family manager. If it needs scheduled, figured out, put on a to do list, or otherwise taken care of, it’s probably me that’s doing it. I’m an Enneagram 3 with a 2 wing, so it totally makes sense that I’m the one managing all the things. If I can plan it, organize it, or put it on a schedule, I feel better. And yes, I’m learning to let go and let God.

In addition to being a wife and mom, I’m also a pastor in The United Methodist Church. My passion is serving smaller congregations and helping families grow deeper in their faith. I believe with my whole being that God is real, Jesus died so that everyone could know God’s love, and the Holy Spirit is active in the world.

In my free time – which I’m trying to enjoy more of – I love to enjoy Taco Tuesday with the ladies, #LateNightDateNight with Bill and some friends, and an occasional paint night to exercise my creative side. I try to be a good friend. I’d rather you text me. I struggle with loneliness. I’m a Gen Xer and that might just say it all.

People often say to me “I don’t know how you do it all!” 1) God designed me this way. 2) I don’t. I can’t do it all. I have to let things slide, choose what is important, and rely on heaping amounts of God’s grace. Some days, grace is the only way I get by. I don’t know how to do it any other way. When the time comes that my life on Earth is done, and people are sitting around tables, sharing a meal and telling stories about my life, I hope that the one underlying theme is God’s grace. That’s how I do it. And that’s what I hope I leave behind.

P.S. Bill always wants everyone to know that I was the 2017 Faster Pastor at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It was super fun. I raced in 2018 and 2019 too, and then, COVID-19. Darn coronavirus.

Published by Kris

Jesus follower, racing wife, mom of many, rural church pastor, friend... Trying to live a life worthy of my callings.

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