Kristy is a native of Nashville, TN. She has an undergraduate degree in Public Administration from Lipscomb University (TN) and Master of Education from Cambridge College (MA). Kristy is a Certified Spiritual Director (Lipscomb University, TN).
Kristy has extensive involvement in the local community working with nonprofits and social change agents. She is an active leader on the Board of Directors of the Martha O’Bryan Center in Nashville. She is very active in statewide religious organizations, particularly the A.M.E. Church, the largest African American denomination in the state. Kristy works to develop partnerships with other members of the faith community to build relationship and community. She worked closely with the First Lady of Tennessee, Mrs. Crissy Haslam, and other community leaders to organize a nonpartisan program called “First Ladies for Healthy Babies” that brought together First Ladies of churches in the Nashville area to encourage pre- and post-natal care and healthy kids.
Kristy is a member of the Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where her husband serves as pastor. She is a mentor to women and teens. She is a practicing Spiritual Director assisting men and women in listening to God’s voice and for discerning God’s will for their lives. Kristy enjoys cooking and entertaining, being outdoors and reading. She has been married to her husband Antoni since 1989 and they have three children, Josh, Anah and Tony, and a daughter-in-law, Michelle.