Kristen Carothers lives in LaCygne Kansas with her husband, Kevin. They have 3 grown children. They farm and operate a cow-calf operation. She is also the bookkeeper for Rural Water District #3 in Linn County. She has been a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and has been involved in ministry for 21 years. She is a Certified Lay Speaker with the United Methodist Church. She serves as the Administrative Board Chair, Worship leader, Youth leader at her church and is a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoys spending time with her family, her cattle, and cooking.