Kirsten Wilson- Mission Driven

  • March 16th, 2023
  • By Pathway Caring for Children

March is Social Work Month! Pathway social workers meet daily challenges with flexibility, tenacity, and creativity to provide the best possible care. Each and every one tirelessly give their time and dedication! They are the ❤️ of our mission to help children and families realize the possibilities of their lives!

Kirsten Wilson, LSW is Pathway Caring for Children’s Licensing Assessor. Kirsten has been with Pathway for 31 years and began her journey as a foster care case manager. Currently, she meets with Pathway foster families to keep their licenses up to date and certified. Kirsten is very detailed oriented and patient through all the paperwork while learning and meeting new families.

Kirsten shared:

I’ve stayed at Pathway this long because I truly believe in the mission and like being a part of helping children and families in need. Also because I was given the opportunity to work part-time for 22 years while raising my four children.

My favorite thing about my job is getting to hear families’ life stories, especially the changes that occur with being a foster or adoptive family. One of my favorite memories was attending a conference in St. Louis with fellow staff members, Tracy Roberts and Anne DeGraffinreed, as well as our founders, Jim and Velma Bridges. We have lots of hilarious stories from this trip!

Fun Facts about Kirsten:

I actually love winter and wish for more snow every year. One of my favorite activities is skiing with my family, so you need a little snow for that.