Kristen joined Lifeline in January 2019. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and worked for a number of years as an interpreter for the deaf. She also earned a LMSW from the University of Southern Mississippi and worked as a mental health therapist for 10 years. Since then, she has become experienced in the area of foster care and adoption. She is married to Jeff who is an ordained minister who preaches regularly and is also a practicing attorney. They have one daughter, Guanya, who is adopted from China and is a student at Mississippi School for the Deaf. Kristen is active in the womens and the deaf ministries at her local church. She enjoys participating in mission trips, whitewater rafting, volleyball, and watching the Hallmark channel.