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Kirstin Vlodica

Kids Ministry Pastor
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Kirstin joined the staff at New Hope in 2017 as the Kids Pastor. Before moving to Bend, she led the kid’s ministry team at Central Peninsula Church in the Bay Area, California and has been in kid’s ministry for close to 15 years. She was introduced to Jesus as a young child and is so grateful to have known him through each phase of her life. She is committed to partnering with parents to help them confidently influence their family with a real, and lasting faith in Jesus.


Kirstin leads the kids ministry team staff which reaches families with kids from birth through 5th grade. She is responsible for inviting, training, and developing volunteers as well as implementing strategy for impactful ministry to families. She is an integral part of the New Hope pastoral staff.


Kirstin met her husband Tyler in college and they have been married since 2008. They are a great team, both in ministry and also in parenting their two daughters, Avaree & Maycie.

Other Interests

Kirstin’s interests revolve around time with her favorite people in the world, her family. She’s discovering a love of the outdoors with hikes along the river and to the top of Pilot Butte. She is a California girl at heart and on a long weekend she’ll be dragging her family to her happy place, the ocean. As a self -proclaimed coffee snob, she’s on a mission to try all the different coffee places in Bend in search of the perfect latte.


B.A. in Biblical Theology, Seattle Pacific University