Hello! My name is Kristen Howell and I’ve been on staff here at First UMC since 2018. I run the youth group, work in congregational care, and of course, other duties as assigned. I have a Master of Divinity from Saint Paul School of Theology and am discerning whether I’m called to ordination as a Deacon.
I met my husband, Ryan, in high school band and we have two daughters, Junia (born 2020) and Marsali (born 2022).  We live in Lansing with our two cats, Squeaky and Weasley. In my free time (hahahahahaha), I love to study theology and American history (and listen to all the podcasts about both subjects), play video games, watch historical fiction TV shows, and spend time talking with the people I love.

Kristen Howell

Director of Young People’s Ministries



First United Methodist Church of Leavenworth