Kristen Hanks was hired as our Communication Assistant in April 2016. She is responsible for information for the bulletins and First Pres, etc. Her schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30-2:30. Kristen also works at our First Presbyterian School on Monday and Friday. Kristen was born in Daytona Beach and lived in Pierson for twenty years. She graduated from Taylor High School in 2004 where her classmates voted her "Most Dependable." She attends Barberville Baptist Church and was active in their youth group as a child. Her parents, Sherry and Kenneth Whidden and her brother, Jared, his wife Amber, and daughter Paislee all live in Pierson. Kristen married her husband, Robert Hanks, in 2009 and they have two children, Addison and Colin. Addison and Colin both attend First Presbyterian School. The Hanks family live in DeLeon Springs with their dog and three cats, rabbit, and fish. It was due to her children's attendance at First Pres that she resigned from a medical office job where she had been employed for 10 years. Kristen wanted to be near her children and have more time with them after school. Robert is a graduate of Stetson University and is employed there. Kristen enjoys the outdoors, baking, gardening, bicycling, kayaking and being with her family.