Professor. Teacher. Author.

Kristi is a professor at Williamson College and the bestselling author of Rediscovering Israel, as well as Jesus & Women and The Gospel on the Ground Bible studies. Kristi teaches the Bible in its historical, cultural, geographic, and linguistic contexts. She encourages believers to be postured to receive what the living God is saying through communally experiencing Scripture. Kristi teaches about the goodness of God, often experienced through table fellowship, practicing hospitality, and collaborative wisdom.​

During her years as a professor at Williamson College and Director of Christian Education and Women’s Ministry at local churches, Kristi has taught and shepherded thousands. After studying in Egypt and Israel in 2007, Kristi began leading biblical study trips to Israel in 2008. Her study trips to the biblical lands, along with her Pearls podcast and in-person and online courses, help Westerners discover and appreciate the Bible within the framework in which it was written. This new lens offers a deeper look into what the biblical characters meant by what they did, said, and wrote, inviting us to better experience the God who is constantly pursuing us.​

Kristi has a Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary and has dedicated her life to teaching people how to study the Bible.



Whether Kristi is speaking at an event, teaching a church congregation, lecturing her students at the college, or shepherding a team in Israel, Italy, Turkey, or Greece, her approach to Scripture is relatable and dynamic!


Understanding the Bible in its Middle Eastern cultural context offers a more in-depth look into what the biblical characters meant by what they did, said, and wrote. Discover this “New Lens” by joining a Local Class and studying with Kristi in-person!


Study with Kristi anytime, anywhere through her Online Courses—a learning pathway that includes Israel, Italy, Sabbath, The Running Father, and more!

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