Karissa Finley, originally from Carlsbad, CA , has been a member at KOG since 2016. With a BA from St. Olaf college and an MA in English education from Hamline University, she taught at the middle and high school levels in Minnesota and California for over a decade BK (before kids). She loves Jesus, books, hiking, travel, music, and learning new things. She’s hiked the Camino de Santiago, played handbells at a music festival in China, and helped dozens of middle schoolers write their own novels. This year, Karissa is looking forward to helping kids know God’s love and truth, helping families to connect and live with intention, and finding ways for our community to serve each other and the world.