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Meet the Innovation Vitality Team!

Kristina Gonzalez, Executive Director for Innovation and Vitality
Email | 1-800-755-7710 ext. 309

Kristina develops curriculum and offers leadership development opportunities with a specialty in intercultural competency. She works to instill a culture of innovation among lay and clergy for the work of the church in the world.  

Ms. Gonzalez is a Qualified Administrator in the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and an Associate with the Kaleidoscope Institute for leadership in a diverse changing world. She has served as faculty of the annual school for United Methodist supervising clergy for 15 years and consults and trains ecumenically in the field of intercultural competency.

Ms. Gonzalez has professional experience in the public and non-profit sectors working in the arts and human services.  Her community service work includes 8 years on the Curriculum Committee of Leadership Tomorrow, a community leadership program serving the greater Seattle area, and a term on the Board of Trustees.

She served on the UM Connectional Table, the denomination’s global leadership body from 2004-2008 and chaired the Washington Association of Churches for two terms. She serves on the Boards of Directors for Bayview Retirement Center in Seattle and Project Transformation in Vancouver.

Kristina resides in the Seattle area, where she takes advantage of the breathtaking beauty.