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Kris Mares is a racing wife, mom of seven, and ordained United Methodist pastor. She has served in various ministry roles over the past 19 years and her passion is encouraging people to “live a life worthy of their calling” (Ephesians 4:1). Kris is a trained life/leadership coach and speaks on motherhood (including foster care and adoption), the importance of “ministry with” others, and personal growth. She has an M.Div. from Hood Theological Seminary and lives with her family in Salisbury, NC. You can find her on social media as Pastor Kris Mares. 

Speaking Topics

  • Sharing Motherhood (co-parenting and adoption)
  • As You Go (ministry WITH others and daily discipleship)
  • Setting and Achieving Goals
    • Developing SMART Goals
    • Planning Backward (how to plan so you can reach your goals)
    • BREATHE (what to do when stuck/frustrated/overwhelmed)

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Kris, I read your wonderful and prayerful reply to Walt Muellers post regarding the Gosselin’s. Thank you for reminding me and others to pray in response to everything. I have copied your prayer and will send it to the Gosselin’s as it says perfectly what I feel for them and hope for them all. I am also interested in your mention of Celebrate Recovery. A young Marine from my church whi I happened to meet in the lobby of our church while we were tending to my grandson and his daughter during services told me about this program. He is a returning veteran from Iraq and shared with me the anger he felt inside and his subsequent drug problem. He is clean now and working a program as well as relying on Jesus. Please pray for Brian. Thank you.

    1. Thank you. My blog is about my faith journey and my hope is that it uplifts, challenges and ministers to others. I am continuing to pray for the Gosselin family and will pray for Brian as well.

  2. My cousin meg is associated with centenary meth in Winston. She mentioned thst a pastor john hunter had visited and he was from Salisbury. I llked him up and thst led to you. Glad to see yoy. Enjoyed being your FB agent

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