Rev. Kristin Schmidt was born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland. After graduating from Western Maryland College with a BA in music, she moved to England, attended a UU church there and felt called to ministry. She was ordained in 2015 after receiving her Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Most recently she has spent the past 4 years as Co-Minister at the UU Church of Berkeley in California. She has also served as minister in Massachusetts and Texas.