About Kristi of Finding Our Feet
Hi and welcome!
My name is Kristi and I am the blessed wife of a loving, look-past-my-faults, man of God who keeps me laughing and full of thanksgiving every day for the wonderful father he is to our daughter. I’ve been married to my best friend for seven crazy years and he has always kept me grounded through life’s difficulties. We are blessed to have a sweet, silly, snug-able little girl that keeps us on our toes in the best way.
This is the story of my life with its various highs and lows. My hope is that through it, you’ll see that sometimes our greatest blessings are born out of our biggest struggles.
I’ve lived my whole life in Michigan, starting out in the Detroit area and now living on the west side of the state. The youngest of five kids, my passion for Christ and volunteering was born from being raised up in the Way by two loving parents who have always pointed our lives to Christ and serving/ministering to others.
From a young age, my mother got us involved with her work at a non-profit organization still based in Detroit, Project Compassion. We regularly volunteered by visiting residents in nursing homes and assisted living homes, taking around food and Bibles to patients who were interested, volunteering at the annual East Grand Blvd block parties, and helping with outings on the Love Bus.
Apart from this, my parents got us involved helping out at shelters, food kitchens/food banks, visiting shut-ins, home building projects similar to Habitat for Humanity, various extra curricular church activities and aiding in integration with the Refugee Resettlement Task Force.
During high school I joined the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and quickly moved through the ranks, becoming Battalion Commander, first for my school and then for the Lutheran High School Association of Greater Detroit. I received several medals from various organizations, such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars for my volunteering.
Once I began working, I naturally was drawn to social service positions….