Meet Krista Dunk, A Woman of Faith

I found a kindred spirit in Krista Dunk.  She and I have been Facebook friends for a while now.  I knew I’d like her the minute I saw her profile picture.  She’s wearing a purple jacket.  As I got to know her, I came to admire her faith and her mission.  I think you'll get a lot out of reading about her and how communication plays a large role in her life. 1. Please tell us a little about yourself. Thank you JoJo. I wear a lot of hats, but I'll keep this short! I am a woman of God, mother, wife, business owner, sign language worship dancer, and also an author. Life is full, and God is good. 2. What is a typical day in the life of Krista Dunk? My typical day (if there is such a thing!) looks like this: Wake up at 7:30 and read my Bible for 10 minutes. Get ready, and help my kids get ready for school. Drop my kids off, then come back home and get to work; including things like radio show hosting, interviews, writing, researching, emails, teleclasses, book promoting, and learning. I sneak some worship and praise time and pantry grazing in there too...My kids get home at 3:15 and then the fun begins! Afternoons and evenings are filled with noise, clean-up, stories, movies, homework, and time together. My husband and I enjoy the quiet house for a couple hours, read and pray, then hit the hay around 10:20. 3. I love hearing people's testimony! Please share how you came to know the Lord and how important The Great Commission is to a believer. Thanks JoJo, I'd love to share about this. As a child, I attended church until I was twelve years old, when my family experienced a break-up. Because of that foundation of faith in God, I rededicated my life to the Lord as a young, married 22-year-old woman. Even as a teenager out of church, I knew right from wrong. Unfortunately I made many decisions that conflicted with that knowledge! Thankfully God had plans for me. I can look back and see His hand at work. Since I returned to Him, there has been a serious journey taking place...and it's not finished yet! I feel very strongly about the subject of people stepping out into the plan that God has for them. This includes The Great Commission. He has special work for each of us! 4. How many years have you been married and how important has effective communication been in your marriage? My husband and I have been married for 18 years, and we have two children. I always tell newlyweds that if they can talk about anything from the heart in a healthy way, that they can get through anything. I truly believe that has helped us a lot! We both come from divorced homes. In fact, both our sets of parents divorced after 17 years of marriage. We've beat that cycle - thank You God! 5. Share with us your greatest blessings and challenges you have had as a parent. I love my kids - they themselves are blessings and crack me up with some of the things they say. A couple of funny examples: My daughter, while in her princess phase, decided that "God made us...with His wand." On another occasion, my son contemplatively declared that, "If I was a donut, I'd eat myself." I love that kind of stuff! One challenge is that parenting brings up our character flaws and past "stuff." It can be hard to look at those issues. Also, sometimes I find myself communicating my frustration rather than my heart, and it's something I'm actively working on. 6. What is your favorite scripture and share what God is communicating to you personally through it. So many to choose from...however I find a strong connection with Nehemiah 2:18. "And I told them of the hand of my God which had been good upon me, and also of the king?s words that he had spoken to me. So they said, ?Let us rise up and build.? Then they set their hands to this good work." God has spoken to me personally about building up the body of Christ. This verse deeply speaks to me about how God calls us to His work. First He speaks the need, we get authorized to move forward, we bring God's message or help through us to other people, and they are inspired to set their hands to work. 7. You have a unique ministry/business.  How important is effective communication for you as you go about your daily activities? Yes, I do have some unique things going on - Koinonia Business Women, my "Step Out and Take Your Place" book and message, as well as a smaller, but upcoming ministry for worshipping with sign language. Through all of these, my goal is to not only communicate, but to connect with people (still a work in progress). My general communication style is fairly practical, encouraging, sometimes silly, and from the heart. For me, it can be a challenge to keep up with communication so I remind myself on my calendar; email Jan about the class, call Cindy to set up the interview, complete the blog article, send Debbie a birthday note. 8. What forms of communication do you use in your ministry/business?  Which one is your favorite and why? Quite a few, now that you mention it! Recorded classes and mastermind group calls, lots of emails, phone calls, social media, websites, blogging, letters, radio show, short video clips, face-to-face networking and meetings, speaking, and music, dance and sign language during the worship with sign activities. 9. What are the challenges in communicating in other ways? I think each method of communication comes with its own challenges.  Social media can suck up lots of time if you're not careful. Focusing on too much written communication vs. verbal or in-person keeps you at a distance from your customers or audience. Emails can get lost or glossed over. Speaking requires a lot of preparation. Just a few examples! Although each has their own advantages as well. 10. If you could go back in time and give yourself advice about a misunderstanding you had in the past, what would you tell yourself? I had a misunderstanding several months ago with a radio show host. She was calling me for an interview, but was checking my "spiritual credentials" first before agreeing to have me on as a guest. Her direct questions of, "What do you believe about God?" and "What denomination are you?" caught me off guard. Now, you have to understand I go to a non-denominational church so I didn't have the answer she was looking for on that one! We went around for about 10 minutes trying to talk through the miscommunication, and I have to laugh now as I remember her preaching the gospel to me thinking that I wasn't strong in my faith! I would give myself the advice to be more direct in my answers when I'm dealing with a person with a very direct style of communicating! 11. How can we learn more about you and your business/ministry? Thank you for asking. If you're a faith-based woman in business, you can visit and see how you can connect with our organization. Through that link, you can find our blog, radio show, newsletter, and association links. Twitter: @KBWomen Also, if you want to know more about discovering your God-given gifts and His calling for you, please check out my book's website at I have a free e-newsletter that anyone can receive to learn more about this topic as well. Twitter: @Giftsand Calling Coming soon will be 12. Any final thoughts you'd like to leave us with today? Sure - on this topic of communication, I believe God has gifted each person with one or more modes of communicating that come naturally to us. What is yours? Speaking? Writing? Creative arts? Being the behind the scenes helping hands? Demonstrating by actions? Discover and develop the mode(s) of communication that God has designed you for, then discover the group(s) of people He is calling you to influence and the message/helpful action He wants to communicate through you. It is time to Step Out and Take Your Place within God's plan! Thank you JoJo, this has been a pleasure. The pleasure is mine!  Thanks for sharing with my readers, Krista! X If you liked this post, make sure to subscribe to our RSS Feed so you don’t miss one and SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter: for even MORE communication fun, FREE gifts, Book of the Month Club and exclusive excerpts and offers we don’t share with ANYONE else but our subscribers! X


  • jojosblog

    Thanks for re posting this on your site!

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  • jojosblog

    Thanks, Krista! I knew you all would enjoy her, Cindy!

  • Cindy Holman

    Thanks for the great article, Krista! It’s fun getting to know any of JoJo’s friends :)

  • Krista Dunk

    Thank you JoJo! It was a pleasure to be blog interviewed by you…and yes…glad I could match your site with my purple jacket :-). Have a great week!

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