Kristin Pinkerton – VCS 8th grade alumnus 2008
Favorite Bible verses: Hosea 13:5-6 (NIV)
5 I cared for you in the wilderness, in the land of burning heat.
6 When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.
Kristin likes these verses because they remind her that she needs the Lord “24:7,” not just in the hard times, and, to not forget Him out of pride in the good times. Though she trusted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at age 14, Kristin learned to trust the Lord fully while she served underprivileged children in São Paulo, Brazil for over two years. She “rejoiced through the darkness” while caring for kids in the relief center.
Kristin had studied at Word of Life for two years after high school graduation, so when she came back to the USA and was offered the job of Assistant to the Dean of Women at Word of Life Florida in 2017, she was happy to accept. In Brazil Kristin had begun classes for an AA degree from SCF and completed it while working at Word of Life. Now she is back in Venice ready to begin at USF, studying for her Elementary Education Degree, and continuing to seek the Lord’s direction for her life.
While at VCS, Kristin was involved in several sports, but it was a theater class that really peaked her interest. “I was really shy and theater played a huge role pulling me out of my shell and helped me get to know people for who they are,” she said. Her creativity and confidence grew at VCS, and Kristin went on to be involved in theater at Venice High School and at Venice Theatre. It has become a passion to her, not unlike her grandmother Yvonne Pinkerton (who’s the namesake for the “Yvonne T. Pinkerton Theatre” at Venice Theatre). Now that she’s back in Venice – don’t be surprised if you see Kristin on stage again soon!