Kristen  Padilla
Marketing and Communication Coordinator
Beeson Divinity School
Office:  Divinity Hall
Phone: 205-726-2398

Kristen Padilla joined the Beeson Divinity School staff in May 2015. As coordinator of marketing and communications, Kristen oversees the weekly Beeson podcast and serves as editor of the chapel booklets and Beeson magazine. Following graduation from Beeson Divinity in 2008, Kristen was a news reporter for The Alabama Baptist newspaper and later worked for Woman's Missionary Union (WMU). She is the author of Now That I'm Called: A Guide for Women Discerning a Call to Ministry (Zondervan Academic, 2018). Kristen has published two Bible studies and a number of articles. Her work on human trafficking published in The Alabama Baptist received an Award of Excellence for reporting and writing in a theme section and an Award of Merit for reporting and writing in in-depth coverage from the Associated Church Press in 2014. Kristen is married to Osvaldo, and they have one son. They are members of The Cathedral Church of the Advent.


  • M.Div., Beeson Divinity School
  • B.A., Ouachita Baptist University