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Kristen Welch

Kristen Welch


Kristen Welch is a Texas girl, born and raised in the South. She has written about her life on for more than a decade. Over the years, Kristen has grown a vast following of moms who identify with her vulnerable and often inspiring writing.

In 2010, Kristen traveled with Compassion International to Kenya on a blogging trip to write about poverty in a huge slum. That experience turned her world upside down and as a result, she and her family founded a non-profit called Mercy House Global, which works to empower and disciple impoverished women around the world. Part of that work includes overseeing fair trade retail stores and the work of Fair Trade Friday, a monthly subscription club that has become Kristen’s day job. You can learn more about how this ministry started in Kristen’s memoir, Rhinestone Jesus. Kristen is also the bestselling author of Raising Grateful Kids in An Entitled World.

Kristen lives with her family and three children in Texas.