About Kris Ducett Wagner

Kris comes to Bright Stars of Bethlehem with over 20 years of experience in fundraising and program development in the education and behavioral health sectors. She has launched community-based programs and served mission-driven organizations in capacities that include fundraising, teaching, and non-profit consulting. She has served both large institutions and grassroots organizations, including Biola University and local public schools. Her professional accomplishments include serving as an international NGO delegate to the United Nations, securing over $30M in funds in higher education, and developing Social Emotional Learning and delinquency prevention/intervention programs. Kris’s leadership is marked by an entrepreneurial passion to reach goals and a commitment to developing lasting relationships along the way. Her ability to creatively bring together diverse stakeholders on mission-focused projects will undoubtedly be a gift to Bright Stars.

“I’m thrilled to join the important work of Bright Stars of Bethlehem, especially at this pivotal moment in human history, when we’re all facing the isolation, fears, and suffering brought on by a global pandemic. Despite their own suffering, Palestinian lives shine with exemplary stories of resilience and hope. I’m excited to share these powerful stories and the role our partners across the US continue to play in empowering the next generation of creative leaders in Palestine.”