KristanWriter by day, youth leader by night. I know that makes it sound like I’m a super hero, but everything I’ve achieved in my life so far can all be accredited to God’s amazing grace.

For someone who used to be seclusive and introverted, to now being a lover of people, and from being hopelessly uninspired to now having a passion to create, I am in awe every day of this new life I’ve been given and the privilege it is to live it.

Since saving my own heart, Jesus has ignited in me a passion to see the hearts of young people renewed and transformed. However, living out this mission still comes with holding down a day job.

Sometimes it gets really hard to balance being a leader, an employee, a friend, a family member, and, honestly, a flawed human being. But through it all, I can hear my Father whisper sweetly, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

I hope you’ll take joy and comfort in the work I share.


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About Public Spirit

At its heart, Public Spirit is a platform for the stories of real people. We live in a culture where news and social media is dominated by either drama or tragedy and is tainted with the opinion of the creator or author. Public Spirit aims to create a culture where action far outweighs opinion and lives can be changed through the telling of our own experiences.

Vision and Mission:

  • Our stories are to be timeless, not newsworthy. Public Spirit was not created with the intention to gain endless followers or spam your social media feeds. We want to be able to document the experiences of people in the most honest manner and do not wish to sensationalise any content for the sake of engagement or views. You, the reader, should be able to have an authentic glimpse into the reality of the subjects.
  • Our stories are to evoke emotion and inspiration, not satisfy instant gratification. Public Spirit was created for reading pleasure, but not solely. We want you, our readers, to be motivated to join a cause or use your skills and resources to positively impact others and add your kink to the chain of those changing lives and, consequently, communities. Let our passions not dry out as we sit behind our desktops or in front of our smart phones.

Every one of us can be a part of the movement of Public Spirit. As a body, we each have our own unique abilities and our own roles to play in making a difference. So let’s take ownership of the issues in society as we innovate, create, and give of ourselves – we truly are better together.

Public Spirit. Because opinion is nothing without action.

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