My name is Kristen, and I am part of the May 2016 Residency Class. My job title for the Residency is Event Coordinator.
I decided to do the Residency because I felt this would be a time and place for God to continue equipping me to live life on mission here in Columbia. I have continuously felt God confirm that Columbia is where He wants me to be; opening the door to move here and affirming that I should stay and be rooted here. I feel He has called me to continue to invest in current relationships as well as build new ones and welcome them into community, which is one thing I hope to do through my residency role. Some of my goals for the Residency are to better understand myself and my gift set so that I may use them to further help my church, city, and community. Also hope to grow closer to my fellow residents and grow as a team as we each tackle individual goals and tasks to help our church family this year. The exact nature of how God will use Residency in my life is uncertain, but I trust He will in immeasurable ways. I am excited to grow more in my understanding of the gospel and to continuously be sharpened by the staff and other residents as I grow personally and spiritually.