Kris is the Ministry Coordinator for World Impact in Denver, Colorado. She lives in nearby Centennial and worships and fellowships at South Fellowship Church (her home away from home) in Littleton.
In 2003, Kris graduated from Regis University Denver with a Bachelors of Arts in Communication. She retired in 2013 after being a technical writer for over 20 years.
Since accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1976, Kris’s passion has been to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible and to encourage them in their walk with Him. Through her many life experiences in walking with the Lord, He has called her as a servant into all types of ministry--women’s ministry, singles ministry, church youth ministry, AWANA, Young Life, Alpha, and more. She has had the blessed opportunity to lead many to Christ.
Kris is also a Certified Chaplain and Counselor and has volunteered with prison ministries for several years, most notably with Prison Fellowship and Kairos Prison Ministry. Through a Prison Fellowship mentor with The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) seminary program at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, she heard that a TUMI program was starting in Denver and began attending their classes as a student.
Bored by retirement, Kris joined Mike Dicke on the World Impact Denver team in October 2013. She considers using her skills and talents for the Lord (instead of for a corporation) as her “ultimate dream job.” She assists Mike in establishing TUMI Capstone classes and partners with the Prison Fellowship/TUMI team at Denver Womens Correctional Facility. On a visit to Denver, Al Ewert shared this motto, “To reach the world, train the leaders.” That has become the focus in Denver, the surrounding cities, and internationally.
Kris has two adult, married children—Amy and Ben. For relaxation, she enjoys anything that involves spending time with family (especially her three grandchildren) and with friends. She owns a 21-foot pull camper, belongs to an RV club, and enjoys camping in Colorado state parks. She also enjoys the arts such as reading; going to movies, concerts, and theatre; and visiting local art shows and museums.