Kris was born and raised in Wisconsin. She moved to Minnesota to attend the school formerly known as North Central Bible College and ended up staying permanently. She is married and had four kids, who range in age from six to twenty one; three boys and one girl. She has had a variety of jobs with flexible hours which allowed her to be a stay-at-home mom. These jobs included teaching aerobics, leading worship, and doing scheduling for her husband's clinic. Outside of work she enjoys reading, karate, knitting, crocheting, singing, playing piano, playing (attempting) guitar, and hanging out with her family.