Episode 3: “Grace and Gigabytes” Book Launch with Kristin Wiersma

Kristin Wiersma gives a talk at the live book launch for "Grace and Gigabytes" by Ryan Panzer.


Kristin Wiersma

Kristin Wiersma

Kristin worked with congregations, church agencies and organizations to shape their missional identity for communication and financial stewardship as Principal and Lead Consultant of Seraphim Communications for more than 16 years. In her role with Seraphim, she worked with Kairos clients for communication with great success. She is eager to continue this work in communications and missional renewal with Joshua Group clients.

Recognizing a changing cultural landscape in which congregations minister, Kristin has a passion for helping them claim a unique mission (or Holy Purpose for ministry) that reflects the congregation’s setting, passion, giftedness and needs of the community. Kristin uses mission to help clients align their whole organization and develop leaders for increased health and greater impact in the world. Kristin brings experience in leadership development, organizational assessment, organizational development, strategic communication planning, and fund development for nonprofits.

Kristin has a Masters in Organization Development and Change from Penn State University, a BS from Augsburg College. She is active in leadership in Lutheran Outdoor Minsitries (LOM), The OD Network, The Future Search Network, and serves on non-profit boards, volunteers at her church. She and her husband Hans, a Lutheran pastor and Associate Professor at Augsburg University, enjoy their four children and reside in St. Paul, MN.

Meet Your Host

  • Ryan Panzer

    Ryan Panzer is the author of Grace and Gigabytes: Being Church in a Tech-Shaped Culture (Fortress Press, December 2020). Having worked for technology companies like Google and Zendesk while attending seminary and serving in ministry contexts, Ryan researches and writes about ministry in a digital age. As a coach and consultant, Ryan equips communities of faith to live into their mission by integrating digital technology in their ministry. He lives in Madison, WI. For more writings and resources, visit www.ryanpanzer.com.