Kristin grew up singing in the First Congregational UCC in Janesville, Wisconsin. After receiving degrees in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Michigan, she taught for a number of years in Quincy, Illinois. Kristin then moved to California and joined First Congregational Church of San Jose in 1998. She has been the Director of Music since the fall of 2005 and conducts the Chancel Choir, the Handbell Choirs, and the Blessings Choir. Kristin and her husband Brian are blessed with two children who are both lively participants in the children’s sermons.