Rev. Kristin Brouwer ’04 Director of Discipleship
Pastor Kristin Brouwer is in charge of discipleship efforts designed to encourage the Christian growth of Northwestern students through a variety of small group and prayer ministries. She oversees and facilitates the leadership development of these ministries by equipping 10 paid student staff and training 35 volunteer student leaders. She then mobilizes those paid and volunteer student leaders into effective small group and prayer ministries for the sake of the campus at large. In addition to her student leadership development work, Kristin provides pastoral care, connects students with mentors, organizes spiritual retreats, builds bridges with local church and ministry efforts, and supports students in local and regional service-learning opportunities.
A Northwestern College graduate, Kristin holds a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. She is ordained by the Reformed Church in America and previously was on staff at Trinity Reformed Church in Orange City, where she most recently served as pastor of young adults and community engagement. Kristin also taught Bible and history and served as the chapel chairperson for Pella (Iowa) Christian Middle School, as well as coached track, basketball and volleyball at the high school and college level.