Kristy Herring is our new Mission Coordinator, beginning a two year appointment in November, 2022.
Kristy is an educator and missions consultant currently pursuing an Ed.D in Creativity and Innovation at Drexel University. She is the founder of the nonprofit Ministry Beyond Myself, which serves the educational and economic needs of children and families in low-resource communities in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Kristy was the manager of congregational outreach with the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and will come to us with experience working with church youth groups.
In 2020, Kristy developed The Great Connection, which offers community-based nonprofit organizations training and assistance with program development and evaluation. Since then, she has served as a consultant to churches that seek to improve or expand their community outreach. Not only is she committed to expanding adults’ understanding of service and community engagement, she likewise, provides global education and international service-learning opportunities to youth.
As an educator of English language learners, she has hosted service projects to support the resettlement of migrants and refugees in the United States. Kristy is a strong proponent of relationship building, community partnerships, service-learning, and systems thinking. She is a servant leader and provides training and support to others who are committed to serving and embracing systems thinking and relationship building to transform our communities.