April 12, 2016
Kristine Danzinger grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, near the border of Minnesota, on the Mississippi River. Her family owns and runs the Danzinger Winery, 2013 Wisconsin winery of the year. She lived in Minneapolis for 14 years before moving to Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood in 2014. She lived in Seattle for three and a half years in the late 1990s and is thrilled to be back.
Raised Catholic, and a member of St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, she says Plymouth offers a similar joyful, open and welcoming and social justice-oriented focus. “That is what resonated with me,” she adds.
Kristine’s background includes music and voice with a piano emphasis and business management. “I've mostly followed the business side of things for my career, and am exploring having music be part of that now (accompanying, playing for events, teaching piano).”
Part of a recent restructure, Kristine is currently seeking work in volunteer management, program and project leadership and group facilitation.
Kristine appreciates the outdoor options available in the Northwest from hiking and kayaking to walking and biking. She loves being an aunt to her eight nieces and nephews, enjoys traveling (has been to 23 countries and 40 states) reading and discussing ideas and participating in any music-related activity.
When asked what she liked best about Plymouth, Kristine said, “The people! I've met such talented, intelligent and warm people through Soul Choir, book groups and volunteering. I'm grateful to the group who started up the 9 am services in Hildebrand. I really enjoy the casual, intimate space, interactive nature of the service, messages that go to the heart and the incredible people! The way I describe Plymouth to others is that it is a faith community with a joyful, open and welcoming heart with its hands, feet and mind focused on social justice.”