Kristen Ivy

Executive Director of Messaging, Orange

Kristen Ivy is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange and co-author of "Playing For Keeps", "Creating a Lead Small Culture", and "It's Just a Phase – So Don't Miss It." Kristen earned her bachelors of education from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University. Before joining Orange, she taught biology and English in the public school system, where she learned the joy of influencing the next generation. She's married to Matt and has three children.

Parents | Volunteers

Can You Influence Someone You Don’t Know?

Kids know more about you than you know about them. People are wired to pay closer attention to someone who has power over their world. Think about it. You probably… Read More

Parents | Volunteers

Parent and Small Group Leader: Kids Need Both

Last Friday, you put on some tunes and busted a move in front of your totally-mortified middle school sons. Then tonight they came home from the dance doing the sprinkler,… Read More

Parents | Preschool

6 Ways to Embrace Physical Needs of Toddlers

Toddlers get a bad rap. Sure they whine and throw tantrums. But can you blame them? There’s a lot going on in those pint-sized bodies. By age two little ones… Read More


How to Lead Better in This Phase

Whether it simply lurks at the back of your mind during infrequent moments of insecurity or it keeps you up at night, you probably worry at times that you don’t… Read More

Elementary | How To | Orange Strategy | Parents | Preschool | Preteen

4 Ways to Help with Engaging Parents Everywhere

As kids ministry leaders, we’re here because we care about the faith and future of the next generation. To properly invest in our kids, we know we must engage all… Read More