Kristen, a Southern California native, currently resides in San Diego County with her husband, Ruben. They have three grown children—one married and the other two in college out of state. With a psychology degree earned in 1995, Kristen spent almost 30 years raising her family while nurturing a passion for counseling. Having personally experienced the transformative impact of biblical counseling, Kristen was led to pursue a masters in counseling at Westminster Seminary. Her enthusiasm lies in imparting God’s redemptive love to others. She participates in the counseling and women’s ministry at her local church. Kristen finds solace and joy in the great outdoors. Hiking and backpacking are favorite pastimes, with the Grand Canyon and Eastern Sierras holding a special place in her heart. In addition, she loves entertaining and spending quality time with friends and family.