Hi there.

I’m Kris, (to some, I am Krissie) and I’m so glad you’re here. Introductions always feel a little awkward, even when writing them. Do I lead with my hobbies? (Playing at my art table, and in the kitchen) My favorite foods? (Anything cheesy, gooey and savory) Favorite colors? (Black for clothes and shades of teals, burnt orange and deep colors for everything else) Where I live? (Columbus, Ohio)

I’m a middle child and every bit the free-spirit that is often whispered about behind cupped hands when speaking of middle-children. I have long “marched to the beat of my own drum” and resist categorization. I write to make sense of my faith, myself and the world, and so Stories Along the Way is a space where I tell the truth of my experience as a person in the world, navigating the labyrinth of faith, family, hope and grief.

I cut my teeth on the backs of church pews, and try to live my life oriented around the person of Jesus. That this is an imperfect pilgrimage pains me but I suppose, that too is a mercy that keeps me from getting too high up on my horse—though I’ll not pretend that I’m immune to such temptations of foolishness.

My days are spent raising 4 teenagers—juggling various activities, the general care and keeping of this family, teaching classes, and coordinating and directing Refine {the retreat}. I like to joke and say that in my free time, I write—and then I snort-laugh at the concept of “free-time” in this particular season of life.


Two of my favorite things to do is to help writers hone their book ideas, and to lead creative workshops. If you’re interested in having me do either of these things for you, you can connect with me HERE. I’ve been writing for most of my life and hosting events for the last 10 years, and have learned a good deal about both. I’d love to help you.

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Where (else) You Can Find Me

Find my books wherever books are sold. Everything Is Yours and Come Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting are my most beloved. :)

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You can also check out my Podcast or meet me at Refine {the retreat}.

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Kris writes books, hosts retreats, drinks coffee, and plays with her food.