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. After a couple of moves, Kristin and her husband arrived in San Jose and joined the First Congregational Church of San Jose in 1998. She has been the Director of Music since the fall of 2005 and conducts the Chancel, Handbell, and Children’s Choirs, and the Drum Circle. Kristin and Brian raised their two children (now young adults) in a home filled with music and a church filled with God’s love and acceptance.