Hello! My name is Kristin, the main writer and dreamer behind the Serpent and the Dove (briefly and previously known as Banner Women). I am a pastor’s daughter who grew up to become something I never thought I would become, a pastor’s wife! Life in the ministry has its ups and downs but it is such a privilege and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I am a mom of two amazing boys, and secondary mom to Aloe, a Dutch Shepherd. A few things about me: I am a natural introvert (God is helping me as it is not always easy being an introvert in the ministry!). I love reading, hiking, writing, and traveling.I run two small shops that sell handcrafted skincare and am currently looking to start my first non-profit organization. Anything we do as women (the many hats and roles we are often required to wear and take on) requires much wisdom and direction from the Word and from the Holy Spirit, and thus I began this blog as I desperately seek to stay anchored to truth and as I seek to live glorifying my King!

Enough about me! I would love to hear from you! Feel free to send me a message via the contact form below. PS: I am always interested in partnerships and guest bloggers, so if you would like to collaborate, please contact for more information.