Kris is a Deacon on the lay roster of the ELCA for 20 years. She was born in Philadelphia, and as an Army brat lived in metro Washington, D.C., Honolulu, San Antonio, Verdun, France, and Munich, Germany where she attended the University of Maryland. Kris has served congregations as Pastoral Assistant in Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg, and Tampa. In 2017 she retired as Chaplain of St. Mark Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Palm Harbor. Kris continues ministering part-time at St. Mark’s Village through the Activities Program there.