Kristyn Komarnicki is director of dialogue and convening at CSA. The creator of our Oriented to Love dialogues about sexual/gender diversity in the church, Kristyn gathers Christians of different sexual orientations, gender identities, and theological convictions together so they can begin to know, understand, and love each other, in search of a unity that is deeper than agreement. Fascinated and encouraged by what happens when we approach our “other” in the posture of a learner—with vulnerability, bravery, curiosity and humility—Kristyn enjoys helping people have more generative conversations, reframing conflict not as something to be feared or avoided but as an opportunity for maturing in Christ. A xenophile who loves to travel and swap stories with people from around the world, Kristyn has studied and worked on three continents, having made a home in Paris, Toronto, and Hong Kong. Today she lives in Philadelphia with her husband of over 30 years.
What gets me out of bed in the morning is a deep curiosity about people, God and the world—what will I discover today?
I believe in loving dialogue because I delight in growth, midwifing meaningful conversations, and the joys/challenges of relationships, and I’m addicted to the hope God has revealed to me through the fruit of loving dialogue!