Pastor of Counseling and Women
Call Kristin: 832.628.3075
As a 20 year old college student, the Lord rocked my world by leading me to Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” I began to understand that the freedom and healing that the Lord had for me was out there in front of me, and yet I often chose to remain enslaved. I started to ask God to lay out for me the areas of my life where I remained stuck and to truly make me free. God has been faithful to do that over and over again for the past 15 years.
As God and I journeyed together behind the scenes in my life, I started to ask myself “Could I do this for other people? When life is hard and they feel like they are the problem, could I give other people hope?” I started my professional career in ministry before going back to school to get a Master’s Degree in Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a background in Community Mental Health.
In early 2012 I approached the elders of The Waters Church with a vision; for the church to open a counseling center that could offer quality counseling at an affordable cost to the community of Katy, TX. In December of 2012, we officially opened the doors of the Freedom Counseling Center. Today, the Counseling Center operates with multiple counselors and has impacted the lives of hundreds of individuals. I never could have dreamed how God would intersect my passion for counseling with the call on my life to ministry.
I love people. I love that people are flawed, that we come with baggage that needs to be dealt with, and yet God chooses not to leave us there. I love that we get things wrong and don’t know how to do relationships, however we have the ability to navigate through life with the Lord. And I love that I have a front row seat in watching the Lord make overcomers out of people. In my role, I get to partner with people as they face some of the hardest and messiest things about life, and then I get to watch the redemption of the Lord in those same tough places. What an honor that is!
My greatest joy in this life is my family. I am married to Russ, my best friend and the funniest, most giving man I have ever known. I am mom to Campbell, Bennett, and Elliott Hope. These four are my greatest adventure, they keep me laughing (my favorite thing!), and they are the very best thing about me.