Serve Well Blog

March 2012 Entries


The Krista Foundation is Serving TEA

The Krista Foundation | Krista Foundation Press, Community

Serving Tea

Join or continue the conversation on service leadership with the KF staff and Colleagues. How can we continue to build connections and make ripples? Share a story of service leadership that shapes you or a vision of service leadership that inspires you. 

Please join us for tea and conversation. "Steep" in stories of TEA (Transformation: Ethics and Accompaniment).

Get a taste of how the Krista Foundation helps young leaders transform service experiences into lives of service leadership.

It's a conversation. We look forward to your input. There won't be an ask.

Wednesday April 4th, 5-6pm

Our Seattle/Greenlake office
6827 Oswego Pl. NE
Suite A
Seattle, WA 98115

Service changes you. Service changes the world.




Thank You - The Ripple Effect

The Krista Foundation | Krista Foundation Press, Community, Sustaining Service

2012 GCA Honorees Joe, Trise, and Sharon

Thank you for expanding The Ripple Effect!

More than 375 enthusiastic guests filled Campion Ballroom to celebrate the power of service leadership to change our world. The Krista Foundation honored three exemplary service leaders making a ripple effect. 

The 2012 Global Citizen Award honorees included Sharon London of EarthCorps (Environment), Trise Moore in parent involvement (Urban United States), and Joe Whinney of Theo Chocolate (the Developing World). The three recipients were honored with a beautiful handmade award and a video crafted and narrated by Krista Colleagues.

Colleague Speaker Chris BhangKrista Colleagues Amy McNair and Chris Bhang illuminated the ripple effects that service volunteer experiences continue making in their lives, and how the Krista Foundation mentoring community helps them transform those experiences into lives of service leadership in law and education.

Leading up to the event, 75 Krista Colleagues (including 32 Colleagues in attendance) had contributed more than $9,000 in gifts and pledges as challenge to guests to contribute. We're thrilled that nearly 75% of guests were brand new to the Foundation's vision: empowering young adults to transform service experiences into lives of service leadership. Their tremendous generosity raised $30,000 to further the Krista Foundation's mission.

Ripple Effect GuestsTake this opportunity to make your own contribution to The Ripple Effect. Click Here.

Last but not least, thanks to our sponsors Seattle University Mission and Ministry and Sozo Wines... and thanks to YOU!!

What resonates for you about The Ripple Effect of service and service leadership?

Please share a comment below.



 Ripple Sponsor - SU Mission and MinistryRipple sponsor - Sozo Wines


2012 Colleague Nominations Due March 20th

The Krista Foundation | Krista Foundation Press, Developing Nations, Environmental Projects, Urban America, Integrating Service As A Way Of Life, Preparing To Serve, Sustaining Service, Transitions Home & Beyond

Joe and Glen form the KFDue March 20th

Dear Krista Colleague Nominators and Foundation friends!


Please nominate young adults heading out or currently engaged in long-term volunteer or vocational service to become a 2012 Krista Colleague, including a $1,000 Service and Leadership Development Grant.

Nominations are due March 20th. Click here for Nomination criteriaOnline Nomination formDownloadable form in Doc or PDF.

  • Every year, we welcome a new cohort of "Krista Colleagues". Each joins a multi-year ecumenical Christian mentoring community and receives a $1,000 Service and Leadership Development Grant.
  • New Krista Colleagues engage in supplemental training as they begin extended volunteer or vocational service with the service organization of their choice (examples include PeaceCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Presbyterian Young Adult Volunteers, AmeriCorps, etc.)
  • After concluding their assignment, Krista Colleagues participate in a debriefing retreat, and engage in ongoing peer-mentoring and leadership development through the Foundation.

Please complete online nominations, or download the Doc or PDF and email to our office.

Call 206-382-7888 or email our office if you have questions regarding a candidate's eligibility (acceptable income range for vocational or volunteer pay, duration of service, Pacific Northwest ties, etc.)

Please click the "share" button below and forward this to community members who may know potential nominees.

"Transforming service experiences into lives of service leadership."

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Faith and Other Flat Tires | Author Reading 3.31.12

The Krista Foundation | Krista Foundation Press, Arts & Culture, Community, Faith/Theological Exploration

book cover: faith and other flat tiresEvent Announcement:

The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship is pleased to invite you to a special author reading and signing. Andrea Palpant Dilley is the sister of Krista Colleague Nathan Palpant, and a long-time friend of the Foundation. We anticipate a lively and meaningful evening of connection and dialogue.

Faith and Other Flat Tires:

Saturday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.
The Green Bean Café
8533 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103
Visit for more information.

In her deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does God allow suffering? Why is God so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does church seem so dysfunctional?

Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with?

andrea palpant dilleyAbout Andrea: Andrea grew up in Kenya as the daughter of Quaker missionaries and spent the rest of her childhood in the Pacific Northwest. She studied English literature and writing at Whitworth University. Her work as a writer has appeared in Rock and Sling, Geez, and Utne Reader, as well as the anthology Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing up Female and Evangelical. Her work as a documentary producer has aired nationally on American Public Television. She lives with her husband and daughter in Austin, Texas.

"Andrea tells her story without becoming indulgent as a victim or preachy as the victor . . . It is so carefully and seamlessly crafted that, though I began the book thinking about her story, I ended up thinking about my own . . . Her ability to reflect on the past, to find meaning, and to see grace in people and events that seemed anything but gracious is what won me over. I suspect it will win you over too."
-Jerry Sittser

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Faith and Other Flat Tires
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