Kristi Knous

  Firesoul Directory

Kristi Knous

Kristi Knous is the President of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines. She loves to connect with her community and finding ways to deepen community bonds. She considers herself to be a pollinator, and has a passion for supporting her community in a myriad of ways, including stewarding their Sacred Place.

We are thrilled to have a contemplative place in an unexpected space. We loved the process of engaging neighbors and community friends, including our homeless neighbors and local high school students in the design process.



My Sacred Place

C3 Campus Contemplative Garden

A reclaimed parking lot turned event space to enhance the Community Foundation's work with local nonprofits.

Meet Another Firesoul

Barbara Bolden

Barbara is a former elementary school teacher teacher and core member of Rebuild Johnston square neighborhood association. Barbara’s faith is important to her, and she loves flowers, gardening and working with others. Barbara believes that nature can create beautiful, healthy, pleasant and calm environments where people enjoy living near. She is dedicated to providing this...


  Related Articles

View more  

BenchTalk Events & Programming: Bringing Journaling to Life in Sacred Places Across the Nation


Green ties that bind


The Firesoul Network — 2023 in Reflection


A Kid’s Creation: Landscape Design with Children and Young Adults

Read More