Kirsten grew up in North Dakota and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN graduating with degrees in Business Management and Organizational Communications. Kirsten and her husband Jeff have two boys, Jacob and Micah. They have attended Bella Vista Church since 1999 and Kirsten has been on staff since 2011. Kirsten serves as bookkeeper and oversees the Women’s Ministry at Bella Vista Church. She enjoys reading, kayaking, biking, cross-country skiing, running, walking her dog and spending time with friends and family.