My Story

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My Story

I am a follower of Christ + wife + mom + pastor of Thread Church in Seattle.

I grew up Catholic, it’s what you do when you are Hispanic and live in Tucson, Arizona. When I was 15 years old, a serious, Jesus-loving teenager invited me to her youth group (thank you Anna Morgan). It was there that I heard a simple message that changed my life. Jesus loved me, suffered and gave his life for me, and because of that, I could become something new. That night everything changed – and my pursuit of discovering and living out the message of Jesus began.

I have been married to the great love of my life and best friend, Justin, for over 17 years. We have been on many adventures and served churches in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York City. Our most exciting adventure has been our adoption journey. In September 2012, God blessed us with our son Rocco, who is a firecracker, and definitely worth the wait. In 2014, God lead our family to New York to be a part of Liberty Church, where my husband and I pastored Liberty Church Brooklyn. In 2017, we moved to Seattle to plant a church, and in April 2018, Thread Church launched.

Professionally I have worked as a creative and/or marketing director for churches, non-profits and an agency in NYC. Currently I work as a Deputation Marketing Strategist for a beautiful non-profit in Seattle that cares for communities and people through veterinary medicine and animal care.

Contact Me

I love connecting with people and hearing their story. If you would like to connect, please email me at kristen@threadchurch.com.