Kris Mauk

Kris Mauk

Kris Mauk became a contributing editor for the Journal of Christian Nursing in August, 2018.

NCF Vision

I am excited to join the NCF team in the role of contributing editor for the Journal of Christian Nursing. My heart for NCF is that we, as a team, allow the Lord to use our strengths to write, edit, and produce a journal that provides guidance and encouragement for Christian nurses in their practice. I believe in the philosophy of nursing as ministry and that this is the foundation for all our Kingdom work.


I am married and have eight children, ages 2 – 35 years. My passions include writing, singing, playing the piano, teaching, and especially spending time with my family. I also teach rehabilitation and gerontological nursing internationally in countries new to those specialties. I serve in my local church in music and childcare ministries.


  • BSN – Valparaiso University (1981)
  • MSN – Purdue University, Calumet (1991, Clinical Nurse Specialist in geriatrics)
  • PhD – Wayne State University (2001; major in nursing research, with cognates in anthropology/sociology/social work)
  • DNP – Valparaiso University (2010)
  • GNP - certificate from University of Virginia (2010)

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, President (since 1988)
  • American Nurses Association (since 2005)
  • Sigma Theta Tau (since 1981)
  • American Academy of Nursing (since 2009)
  • ACRM (since 2013)
  • American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (since 2005)
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship (since 2018)


  • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN)
  • Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gerontology (GCNS-BC)
  • Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP-BC)
  • Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (ACHPN)