Rev. Kristin Schmidt was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland and grew up attending the Cedar Lane UU Church in Bethesda. After graduating from Western Maryland College with a BA in music, she moved to England, attended a Unitarian church there and felt called to ministry. She was ordained in 2011 after receiving her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC the year before. Before her call to UUCSS Rev. Kristin served congregations in California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Texas. She enjoys baking, cooking, hiking, Star Trek, and lives in Olney with her spouse, four kids, and cat.