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Dr. Kristine Stache

Dr. Kristine Stache 
Associate Professor of Missional Leadership,
Director of Distributed Learning & Certificate Programs

E-Mail: kstache@wartburgseminary.edu

Office Number:   Fritschel 202
Office Phone:   (563) 589-0341
Fax: (563) 589-0333


Photo - Kris Stache

Christian Mission in Global Perpective

Theology in Context
Spiritual Practices
Congregation & Community
Cultivating Missional Communities
Spiritual Practices

"Leadership." James MacGregor Burns. Harper & Row, 1978. Journal of Religious Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 1 & 2, 2005.

“Closing the Leadership Gap.” Marie C. White. Viking Press, 2004. Journal of Religious  Leadership, Vol. 3, No. 1 & 2, Spring 2004 & Fall 2004.

“Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life.” Edited by Mirolsav Volf and Dorothy Bass. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2002.  Journal of Religious  Leadership, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2002, p. 131-134.

The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution. Edited by Rick Bliese and Craig Van Gelder.  Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg Fortress, 2005.


Kris has extensive knowledge in the following categories and is able to serve as a resource on:

  • Congregational Mission and Leadership 
  • Missional Church & Theology
  • Children, Youth, & Family Ministry
  • Youth, Culture, & Mission
  • Spiritual Practices
PhD in Congregation Mission and Leadership
Luther Seminary
Master of Arts in Christian Lay Ministry
Luther Seminary
Bachelor of Arts
Luther College
Click here for complete curriculum vitae


Kris Stache joined the Wartburg Theological Seminary community in January 2007. 

Kris was previously serving as an adjunct faculty member at Luther Seminary and served as the Managing Director of Partnership for Missional Church at Church Innovations Institute in St. Paul, MN . She is completing her Ph.D. dissertation in the area of Congregational Mission and Leadership. She earned a M.A. in Christian Lay Ministry with a concentration in Congregational Leadership from Luther Seminary, and a B.A. in Business Management from Luther College. In addition to academic teaching, Kris has also served in parish settings as Director of Ministry Development, Director of Life Ministries, Director of Children's Ministry, and Youth Director.  She also served a brief term as an English language instructor/missionary in Japan. Kris brings a holisitic, missional and community-centered vision to youth and young adult ministry. Kris, her husband, Alan and their four children are enjoying their transition to the Dubuque area.


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