Meet Our Minister
Pastor Kristen Nelson has experience in congregational ministry in California, Virginia and Minnesota. She has also worked as a Spiritual Counselor for Hazelden Betty Ford as well as in Hospital and Hospice Chaplaincy. She grew up in Minnesota, attended the University of Minnesota Duluth and completed her Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary. Kristen has completed Clinical Pastoral Education, the Grace E. Harris Women’s Leadership Program at VCU, and studies in Congregation Ministry, Leadership and Family Systems Theory. As an extrovert, she enjoys meeting new people and spending time with her very funny, rarely serious, husband, Rick and their blended family with six children. Kristen has worked with people of all ages, including those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence and chemical dependency.