Community Engagement Coordinator & Program Specialist of Sophia Transformative Leadership Partners
Krista Clements was hired at the beginning of 2023 as our community engagement coordinator and program specialist to help Sophia grow its network beyond the Fond du Lac area through impactful programming. She has over 15 years experience in leadership development, mostly within the context of faith-based organizations and service-learning.
Krista has been mentored, guided, and inspired by thought leaders in the areas of emergent systems, contemplative practice, and servant leadership including Debbie Asberry of CommunityWorks, Nancy Sylvester of the Institute for Communal Contemplation & Dialogue, Berkana Institute co-founder, Teresa Posakony, and Tom Thibideau, as well as the amazing network of women religious she has had the privilege to serve over the last five years. Krista takes inspiration from the work of Ilia Delio, Richard Rohr, Brian McLairn, Cynthia Bourgeault, Bob Anderson, Margaret Wheatley, Deborah Friese, Adrienne Maree Brown, Frederic LaLoux, Peter Block, Otto Scharmer, Ken Wilber, and Robert K. Greenleaf.
Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre with a Psychology minor and a Master of Arts in Servant Leadership, both from Viterbo University. She has also completed graduate studies in pastoral ministry at St. John’s University School of Theology. She has additional training and certifications in the Leadership Circle, collective leadership assessments, ethical leadership in organizations, nonprofit leadership development, transformational leadership, collaborative leadership, reiki, and holistic wellness. Krista is dedicated to developing emergent leaders for this VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world we find ourselves in, and co-creating the future through mutual learning spaces. Krista is an affiliate of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. She lives in Baraboo, Wisconsin, has one adult son, and is friend to many.