Photo by Kelly Cottier Photography


Photo by Kelly Cottier Photography


Kristen M. Smeltzer, in her own words, is “an ordinary girl with an extravagant God.” Kristen holds a B.A. from Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan. Kristen’s college nickname was “Cruise Director” because of her great passion. If she believes in something, she tends to be contagious. She wants everyone to come along for the ride, and many often do.

Kristen has walked with the Lord for over 38 years.  In years past, she served on short-term missions with YWAM and also once served as a youth pastor. Kristen met and married her husband, Richard, in 1990. Before having children, Kristen worked as an elementary school teacher. While raising her three sons as a stay-at-home mom, Kristen had 3,000 women under her in a successful direct sales company and was chosen to train the company’s top 50 leaders at their yearly convention.

Today, Kristen and Richard have three grown sons and one daughter-in-law. They live near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Kristen is an author and a speaker who has led Bible studies, conducted seminars, and who speaks in churches and at retreat centers.

Over the years, Kristen has continuously chosen to step out of her comfort zone and jump headlong into unknown territories—to bring hope to the hopeless and God-given identity to His people. Throughout her journey, and especially through a painfully dark season involving one of her sons, God gave Kristen beautiful insights into His Word and character. Out of that season, Kristen’s book was birthed: WHO DO YOU SAY I AM? Overcoming the Spirit of Identity Theft. (Available on Amazon.)

Kristen’s message will open eyes to the true nature of God and inspire hearers to engage afresh the Lover of their souls.