Krista Bonestroo

Krista Bonestroo Admissions Event Planner and Data Coordinator

712-707-7143
krista.bonestroo@nwciowa.edu

Hometown
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Education
Lewis Central High School; University of Northern Iowa, bachelor’s degree in social work

My family
My husband, Scott, is a pastor at Alton Reformed Church. We have four children: Karynna, a freshman at the University of South Dakota; Josiah, a senior in high school; Micah, a high school sophomore; and Annika, a 7th grader.

Favorite place to visit
My happy place is Estes Park, Colorado. Our family has traveled there multiple times. When there, we enjoy white water rafting and taking in the beautiful scenery God created!

Favorite music
I love contemporary Christian music (some of which I enjoy singing as a member of my church's praise team). Some favorites are Casting Crowns, Rend Collective, I Am They and Steven Curtis Chapman.

Favorite place on Northwestern’s campus
Northwestern's Christ Chapel at Christmastime. It's always beautifully decorated for the season, and I enjoy attending our high school students' music concert there in December.

Fun fact
Life seems to come full circle: Twenty years ago, I was the admissions event planner at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School while my husband attended seminary there. Now I'm thrilled to be doing a similar job again and contributing to the Christ-centered work of inviting students to experience Northwestern College.

My college search advice
Seek God in your decision-making and go where he leads.

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