Kristen Capel

Generosity Strategist

Meet Kristen Capel

Kristen Capel is the lead pastor at Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN. She is also a strategist, visionary, encourager, and coach who loves people and  loves God’s Church. Her passion is to help congregations discover where the Holy Spirit is leading and find innovative ways to reach their God-sized vision. 

An ordained pastor with 20 years of service in four different ELCA congregations, Kristen has followed God’s lead to create transformation in every congregation she has served. 

From 2011-2018, Kristen served as lead pastor of Easter Lutheran Church; a vibrant, two-campus congregation in a suburb of St. Paul, MN. During her tenure as lead pastor, Easter went from an internally-focused church to a church that was alive with community meals, after-school tutoring, addiction support groups, and ministry with at-risk youth. Of course all of that transformation demands resources, and one of Kristen’s favorite parts of Ministry is watching God move mountains through the generosity of faithful people.

Kristen has been a keynote speaker at synod assemblies, youth events, and women’s retreats. In her spare time, she volunteers at her local food shelf, works with grassroots organizations as an anti-racism advocate, and has served on several community boards.

In her free-time, Kristen loves hiking, water-coloring, golfing, drinking good coffee, cooking, spending time with friends who fill her soul, and most especially – spending time with her husband of 20 years, and her two beautiful daughters. 


  • Coaching
  • Campaigns

Let’s be honest; there are times when one-on-one guidance, encouragement and accountability brings out the best in us and accelerates our ability to chase down those big, audacious dreams. The Generis Coaching experience is designed to align with your greatest needs and is delivered over a period of time that makes the most sense for you.

No matter the size of your God-inspired dreams, it can be daunting to think about chasing down the necessary resources. The truth is that while vision almost always exceeds current realities, the means to support your vision is within your grasp.

With Generis, you’re not alone. Our customized Campaign approach will help you assess, rethink and reframe your current reality, allowing you to reach your specific goals while also establishing a foundation for increased generosity overall.


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