Rev. Kristin Nielsen

Assistant to the Bishop for Congregations in Mission

Rev. Kristin Nielsen is Assistant to the Bishop for Congregations in Mission in the Greater Milwaukee Synod. In this role, she works with rostered ministers and congregations at all stages of a leadership transition. This includes working with outgoing rostered ministers, the interim and transition pastors, congregation councils, Mission Exploration Teams, call committees, and rostered ministers open for call. Kristin is also the synod contact person for the Cross+Generational Ministry Network, a network of rostered and lay leaders seeking to include cross+generational ministry principles and ideas in their contexts.

Kristin has been on the GMS staff since April 2015. Prior to that, Kristin served as a called pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (and then Good Shepherd Trinity Church – a combined ELCA/PC-USA ministry) in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee. Kristin received her MDiv from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and her BA in Fine Arts & Studio Art from St Olaf College in Northfield MN. She is married to the Rev. Mark Thompson, and has two children, Josh and Maia.