Kristen graduated from Commonwealth College of Funeral Services with a degree in Applied Science, Texas business law certification, and a funeral directing license in 2003. She hails from southeast Texas where she spent 13 years as a youth minister and coordinator of funeral ministry at a parish in The Woodlands. Her time spent in parish ministry allows her to bring a healthy balance of pastoral care and office administration to SOAR!. As the executive assistant at SOAR!, Kristen provides the national office with administrative support and organizes the grants SOAR! awards to congregations of religious Sisters, Brothers, and Priests.

When she isn’t working, Kristen enjoys exploring undiscovered pockets of DC, the arts, live music, and gourmet cooking.  She loves anything chocolate and all things Disney.  She is very close to her two younger sisters, three nieces and nephew living in Texas who affectionately call her “Aunt Day-Day.”  She was drawn to the mission of SOAR! because she has always had a true servants heart and finds involvement with SOAR! as a way to live the Catholic Social Teachings and loves being an advocate for aging religious in need.