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Rev. Kristen Muse came to Hayes Barton Baptist Church as the Minister with Children in February of 2003 after serving in Greensboro. Kristen received her Bachelor of Science degree from UNC-Greensboro in Elementary Education in 1998. After teaching for one year, she followed God's call and earned a Master of Divinity from Campbell University in 2003.
Kristen has lived in a variety of places. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to New Jersey. When she was 5, she moved to North Carolina. She still remembers having her speech corrected for several years upon moving from New Jersey. She has lived throughout North Carolina; in Fayetteville, Asheville, Greensboro, and now Raleigh. She still has fond memories and friends in each place.
In August 2011, Kristen transitioned into the role of Associate Pastor. She is now responsible for the areas of Christian Education, Communications, Outreach, Missions & Pastoral Care. Kristen enjoys the opportunity to walk beside members of all ages as they discover together ways to grow in their love of God and others. Philippians 1:6 is a verse that helps guide her ministry as she remembers that faith is a process and in the presence of Christian community we are able to have the freedom to discover who God wants us to be in the world.
Kristen is married to Rankin. Although opposites in many ways, their marriage has shown them how much their gifts work to complement each other. These days they spend much of their time with their son, Bradley Alexander, and daughter, Rylee Mackenzie. Bradley was born in March 2005 and Rylee was born January 2007. Both are already making their mark in church life.
Kristen also enjoys scrapbooking, working out at the Y, spending time outdoors and being with family and friends.