Each year, a Krista Colleague cohort is selected through nominations from community, church, civic leaders, educators, and organizers. Qualifying nominees are invited to apply and finalists selected for interview. The Krista Colleague program employs the learnings of service to develop global citizenship. The Foundation community journeys alongside Colleagues before, during, and after formal service, empowering them to transform service experiences into lives of service leadership.

A Krista Colleague joins our ecumenical Christian mentoring community and receives a $1000 Service and Leadership Development Grant. The Grant must be used while on assignment or shortly thereafter to explore the intersection of vocational interests, service and leadership. The Foundation pays for four years of annual conferences plus the debriefing retreat. Each Krista Colleague commits to participating as a mentor for future Krista Colleagues through involvement at retreats and conferences.