Year Joined MKLM: 2013
Ministry: Mabatini Parish Public Health Associate
Goal: Provide quality community health through education, outreach and natural medicine.
Kristle grew up in Riverside, CA and graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Theatre (Set Design) and a minor in Business Management. She also holds certificates in non-profit management and seated chair massage. Kristle served in the Vincentian Service Corps in San Francisco and more recently held a position as an after-school program coordinator for at-risk youth. She was a Maryknoll Affiliate in San Diego. Her favorite hobby is dancing, especially Ballroom and Latin dance.
Kristle works with the Mabatini Parish Public Health Office in Mwanza which focuses on health education, community outreach, and natural medicines. This ministry gives health education classes in schools and aims to educate the community as a whole on preventative health techniques. The Parish Public Health Office also caters to the mentally and physically disabled children and adults in need of health care. Kristle uses massage techniques to aid in physical therapy exercises for the disabled. This ministry currently takes care of two medicinal herb gardens where Kristle and her co-workers plant, harvest, package and sell affordable natural medicines to the Mabatini community.