July 2019   
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Rev. Dr. Kristen Burkhart

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 Rev. Kristen Burkhart is in her 12th year as a Pastor in the Holston Conference.  She was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2010.  Kristen has been in ministry since 1998 as a youth pastor, children’s director, associate pastor, and pastor.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and from Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, with a Master of Divinity Degree.  She earned her Doctor of Ministry in Leadership Excellence from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2019.  

     Kristen has a heart for reaching the least, the last, and the lost.  She loves to promote healthy family systems and encourage leaders.  Kristen is the 2015 recipient of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award from the Holston Annual Conference.  She places a focus on making, growing, and sending forth disciples of Jesus Christ.  She also enjoys taking part in mission work and has had the opportunity to help with various mission trips both locally and afar.

     When in the pulpit, Pastor Kristen loves to preach the scripture in a practical life application story-telling manner to relate the love and mission of Jesus Christ.  She has a passion for encouraging all people to claim and name their spiritual gifts of ministry and to use them for the Glory of God’s Kingdom.  

     Kristen is married to Phillip Archer, they have a daughter, Joanna (12) and a son,  Abraham (6)

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