Kristen Chakranarayan has been married to her college sweetheart, David, for 11 years and is the mama of five beautiful, spirited daughters—Ava, Maya, Jada, Kate, and Camdyn. The Chaks live in St.Leon, Indiana, where David pastors Cross Point Church.
After graduating from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biblical Studies, she taught preschool for five years and then became a full-time, stay-at-home mom.
Kristen is passionate about encouraging women to embrace their God-given uniqueness– personality, giftedness, experiences, their “story”– and to capitalize on their strengths in order to maximize the impact of their lives, for their families and the “circle” that God has placed around them.
Besides homeschooling her girls and doing exorbitant amounts of laundry, Kristen enjoys “treasure hunting” at yard sales and thrift stores, writing, and soul-stirring conversation with friends. If she had a million dollars, she would hire a private chef and never cook again. Ever.
Ever made it through the hustle and bustle of the holidays, only to look back and wonder if your family completely missed the Reason for the Season? Have you struggled, trying to strike a balance between granting everything on your child’s wish list and trying to teach them that it’s more blessed to give than to receive? With some intentional planning and willingness to trade the “good” for the “best”, it’s possible to enjoy a rich, guilt-free holiday season that your family will cherish for years to come! Join us for a time of reflection and sharing ideas to help one another create lasting, meaningful traditions that reflect a Christ-centered heritage–not just at Christmas time, but for holidays and celebrations year round!