Kristin Wiersma


Kristin Wiersma is thankful to be part of the Joshua Group team, and to be able to bring the most impact possible to congregations for health, vitality, mission focus and financial stability. She has been a part of the Joshua Group team since the beginning and believes strongly in the philosophy and framework from which the work is done: cultivating vision, faith and courage to inspire generosity and fulfill purpose.

Kristin worked with congregations, church agencies and organizations to shape their missional identity for communication and financial stewardship as Principal and Lead Consultant of Seraphim Communications for more than 16 years. In her role with Seraphim, she worked with Kairos clients for communication with great success. She is eager to continue this work in communications and missional renewal with Joshua Group clients.

Recognizing a changing cultural landscape in which congregations minister, Kristin has a passion for helping them claim a unique mission (or Holy Purpose for ministry) that reflects the congregation’s setting, passion, giftedness and needs of the community. Kristin uses mission to help clients align their whole organization and develop leaders for increased health and greater impact in the world. Kristin brings experience in leadership development, organizational assessment, organizational development, strategic communication planning, and fund development for nonprofits.

Kristin has a Masters in Organization Development and Change from Penn State University, a BS from Augsburg College. She is active in leadership in Lutheran Outdoor Minsitries (LOM), The OD Network, The Future Search Network, and serves on non-profit boards, volunteers at her church. She and her husband Hans, a Lutheran pastor and Associate Professor at Augsburg University, enjoy their four children and reside in St. Paul, MN.

I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9