Dr. Kristine Stache

Associate Professor of Missional Leadership, Loehe Professor in Mission, Director of Innovative Initiatives

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


  • Faculty


HT 288W
Christian Mission in Global Perspective
MN 161
Congregation & Community
MN 354W
Cultivating Missional Communities
IN 106W
Spiritual Practices
IN 100W
Theology In Context


PhD in Congregation Mission and Leadership
Luther Seminary

Master of Arts in Christian Lay Ministry
Luther Seminary

Bachelor of Arts
Luther College

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Kris Stache joined the Wartburg Theological Seminary community in January 2007.Kris has previously served 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. Her Ph.D. dissertation is entitled, “Feminist Theology and Missional Church: An Exploration into the Doctrine of the Trinity and its Understanding in four Denominational Systems“ 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 as a short-term missionary in Japan. Kris brings a holisitic, missional and community-centered vision to ministry. Kris, her husband, Alan and their four children live in the Dubuque area.


“Engaging Young Minds: What Happens When Those in High School Read Luther and Bonhoeffer?” in The Lutheran, May 2014
“Congregation Mission Planning with Children and Youth.” Seeds for the Parish, Fall 2013.
“Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families”; Currents in Theology and Mission , Vol. 40, No. 3, June; 2013, Pp. 210-211.
The Evangelizing Church: A Lutheran Contribution. Edited by Rick Bliese and Craig Van Gelder. Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg Fortress, 2005.


Dr. Stache 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