Kirk Kriegel

Kirk and his wife, Laurie, have been married for 37 years and have two married children and one grandson, two granddaughters. He is a native of Austin and has served for over 27 years as an Executive Pastor for churches in Florida, Oklahoma, and Texas and is currently the Vice President for Business Operations at Children At Heart Ministries in Round Rock.  (It is the non-profit over the Texas Baptist Children’s Home, STARRY, Miracle Farm (Brenham) and Gracewood (Houston).

 Most recently, he served from 1999 through 2009 as the Executive Pastor at First Baptist Church Georgetown, and for 4 ½ years was the Lead Consultant with US Leadership, Inc. where he coached companies and their executive teams in organizational excellence.  In this role he helped organizations shape their culture, put strategic visions in place, worked with interpersonal issues, built teamwork, aided in financial decisions, and helped increase the organizations’ bottom-line. He is also an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Austin where he teaches in the evening Spirituality in the Workplace, Life and Leadership and Leadership Theory and Practice.

 Kirk is passionate about helping people and organizations find and fulfill their God-given mission. He is well versed on using the Baldrige Criteria for Business Performance Excellence and has served on the Board of Directors of a number of Non-Profits in Williamson County and Georgetown. He is currently serving on the Board and as a Subject Matter Expert for the Williamson County Institute of Excellence for Non-Profits and Chairman of the Board for 2018-2020. He is also on the Board of a new nono-profit, Solid Pastoral Coaching.

 He and his wife are also active members of Austin Baptist Church where he teachings a young couples class and serves in other capacities.

 Kirk has a BBA in Management from Baylor University in Waco and a Masters of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. His personal life purpose statement is, “To love God with everything and to invest my life in my wife, family and others to influence the culture for Christ.