Executive Director of Single Moms
Kristen Hitchcock is a woman with a heart after God. She’s been married since 2002 to the love of her life, Brett. They’ve been blessed with 4 children, Hunter (14), Twins – Hannah and Hailey (10), and Hayden Baby (eternally 4).
Ashes and Beauty have donned Kristen’s life since she was a young girl. She’s chosen to find Joy in all situations and to always Hope in the Lord.
Over the past 16 years, Kristen has managed, developed, and grown both for-profit corporations and non-profit organizations. 8 years were spent managing and integrating new developments into years of heritage at her family’s business, Parkesdale Farms and Parkesdale Farms Packing and Cooling. She then spent 5 years as the Director of Development and Director of Major Gifts at the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes. In this position, she raised over 6 million every year to help children and families in need as well as developed the Shine A Light initiative and event, to help rescue and restore sex-trafficked girls. For a period of 2 and a half years, Kristen became the Associate Director of Advancement for Lakeland Christian School where she started an annual giving program, a parent association, and the Voyages and Victories Gala for financial aid to go to families that are unable to afford the tuition of private Christian schooling. In January of 2018, she found her way back “Home” to the Florida Baptist Children’s Homes where she is now the Executive Director of Brave Moms, a program for single moms and children who find themselves in a place of unknown. Kristen is devoted to helping these moms thrive in the life that God has given them.
Kristen graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Communications with a focus in organizational and interpersonal communications. Over the past year, she has passed her exam as a Certified Fund Raising Executive and finished her Global MBA at Southeastern University. Kristen desires to utilize the skills she has attained to help others realize, develop and attain the potential God has for them.
On any given day you may find her reading a new book, running, traveling the state of Florida to open a new campus for Brave Moms, planning some type of Bible Study or anything else God asks of her.
She’s passionate about God’s calling on her life, compassionate about anyone who needs Hope, and fearlessly seeking Life.
You can follow Kristen on this journey from Ashes to Beauty and every minute of Hope in-between at www.beautybeyondtheashes.wordpress.com