Kristina Dernier

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Kristina Dernier serves as the Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) Advisor and Synod Gathering Coordinator. Kris began her role in May 2010, in partnership with Glyndon Lutheran Church.She also serves as Glyndon Lutheran’s Family Minister, since July 2007. As family minister, Kris focuses on the whole family, seeing faith development and nurturing as a life- long process. She brings these beliefs and talents to her work as being a role model and advisor to the youth and adults on our synod LYO Board, as well as planning and overseeing our annual Middle School and Senior High Youth Gatherings. Kris’ work for the synod also includes being the National Gathering Coordinator for our synod.


Kris grew up in Detroit Lakes, MN, attended Lutheran Bible Institute (now Trinity Lutheran College) in Everett, WA. She earned her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and Congregational Care, Faith and Health at Luther Seminary, graduating in 2006. Kris is a fan of Jesus, music and coffee (especially pumpkin spice lattes) and is passionate about justice.