Missionary Teacher in Cameroon
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men." Colossians 3:23 (NIV)
Kristi grew up in a Christian family in a Christian town in the Midwest. Little did she understand at that point how blessed she was to have been engulfed in the Word and family of God from such a young age! She has grown to deeply appreciate the ways in which that environment was used to shape her life and construct the lens through which she came to view the rest of the world.
In college the Biblical values of her childhood became more her own. Through ‘integration of faith and learning’ she was challenged to believe with her whole heart. From there, she entered into the secular theatre world where she experienced tremendous growth due in the context of being a spiritual majority.
Kristi is a graduate of Northwestern College (Orange City, IA), with a major in History and Secondary Education. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Education/Psychology and Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut.
As a history teacher at Junction City (KS) High School, she has been blessed with a depth of experiences far beyond anything she could have ever desired. She has listened to their dreams and nightmares, prayed for them more than she ever would have imagined, and been blessed deeply by their love.
She has a number of gifts, talents, and passions in, but not limited to, music, photography, construction, quilting, scrapbooking, and canning. Her gifts in drama and debate lead to her serving as an Assistant Coach for the Junction City High Debate Team.
When missionaries Lance and Debi Rundus were at her church, Highland Baptist Church in Junction City, the Lord stirred her heart toward teaching in a missionary school such as RFIS in Cameroon. The rest as they say is history.
Kristi arrived in Cameroon on July 13. Kristi will teach at Rain Forest International School (RFIS), located in Yaoundé which is in the Central Region of Cameroon.
RFIS is an accredited international school open to students in grades 7 to 12. The school was established to allow missionaries to remain in ministry while their children receive an excellent education. There are now over 100 students, both missionary children and nationals from a variety of countries, as well as an international staff.