Kristin was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She grew up in a Christian home with her parents, Dave and Dee, and two younger twin sisters, Stephanie and Melissa. She became a Christian at the age of six and is so thankful for her church family in Scottsdale, Arizona who encouraged and supported her as she grew in the Lord. Kristin had the opportunity to participate in many mission trips with her junior high/high school youth group. In 2005 and in 2006, she traveled to the Dominican Republic with her youth group and God confirmed her calling into education. Kristin attended Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in multilingual/multicultural elementary education in 2009. Since 2010 she has been teaching at a public school in Glendale, Arizona. Kristin participated in two other trips to the Dominican Republic in 2011 and 2012. She began attending Palmcroft Baptist Church in 2012 and God has used her new church community there to solidify her calling into full-time ministry in the Dominican Republic.