Dr. Kristen Hutchins
Current Projects and Studies: Presented a poster at the national Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Annual Meeting titled “The Physiology of Death by Crucifixion”
Extracurricular Activities within HPU: JAMP (Joint Admission Medical Program) Faculty Director; Co-Advisor for Beta Beta Beta; Pre-health advisor for any HPU student interested in a health profession; my family and I participate in the TD5K each spring on the HPU campus (an annual 5K event honoring the life of Tony Daniel – someone who reflected Christ and poured into our lives in a big way!).
Interests Outside of HPU: Member and Bible study teacher at Coggin Avenue Baptist Church; fan of the Brownwood ISD tennis teams
Recent Notable Projects: Co-creator of the Academic Leadership Academy at HPU; Science instructor for Summer Scholars (an academic summer camp for students in grades 1-6)
Favorite Bible Verse: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” – Eph. 4: 15-1
Inspiration Behind the Verse: I love the comparison of the church to the human body, with each part contributing to the whole. We are His hands and feet, supporting and encouraging each other while striving toward Kingdom living. I also encourage my students to think about the anatomy of the crucifixion experience – what did his physical body experience? To understand Christ’s suffering gives us even more appreciation for what he did for us.
Social Media: Twitter, @KL_Hutchins