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Kristi Bauer

LCMS Placement and Colloquy Coordinator

Kristi Bauer started her position at Concordia University, St. Paul as placement coordinator in the summer of 2021. In her role, Kristi works with students in the DCE, DCO, and Lutheran classroom teacher programs. Bauer coordinates placement of church professionals into the LCMS and operations, leading to certification by colloquy.

Kristi is a 2013 DCE graduate of CSP and also obtained her Family and Parent coaching certificate in May of 2023. She will complete her Master’s in Family Science at Concordia St. Paul this August, 2023. Before her service at CSP, Bauer served as the Director of Christian Education at Hope Lutheran Church in Hastings, MN, where she oversaw parish education and youth and children’s ministry and served as the 2019 English District coordinator for the LCMS Gathering. Bauer has served as a site supervisor for several CSP DCE students while in parish ministry and has a special interest in music as she plays piano and directs hand chimes for her congregation’s worship services.

Professional Experience:

  • Concordia St. Paul – LCMS Placement Coordinator (July 2021-present)
  • Hope Lutheran Church, Hastings, MN – DCE (Sept. 2016-December 2021)
  • Holy Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Bloomington, MN – DCE (June 2013-Sept. 2016)

 Academic Credentials:

  • M.A., Family Science, Concordia University, St. Paul (2023)
  • B.A., Christian Ministry, Concordia University, St. Paul (2013)
  • DCE Certification, Concordia University, St. Paul