Youth and College Ministrychrista@maranathadekalb.org
Joined Maranatha Staff:2004
Areas of Ministry:Youth and College Ministry
Family:Pablo, Isabella, Emma Rose, Olivia
Saved:In Grand Junction, Colorado in our living room at the age of 6
Education:Bachelors Degree in Communication and minor in Spanish
Previous Line of Work:Missions and Real Estate in Costa Rica. Recruitment and Retention Counselor at Northeast Texas Community College. Public Relations Specialist at Texas A&M University- Texarkana
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating:Other Cultures, & the workings of the human body
Book:The Bible,The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Food:Sushi, Mexican Food, Pineapple, Guacamole, Seafood…pretty much food in general
Snack Food:Chocolate Chip Cookies, Coffee, Chocolate Covered Pretzels, Mixed Nuts, Popcorn with peanut M&M’s
Movies:I have so many and it changes depending on what mood I’m in.
TV Show:Shark Tank
Musical Artists:Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, Curvine, Hillsong United, La Ley, Laura Pausini and Mana
Actress:Dora the Explorer
Time of Day:7:30pm
Place in the World:My home, Hawaii, and Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
Place to Pray:My Room
Recreational Activities/Hobbies:Traveling, playing sports, the bass guitar, spending time with my family
Sports Team:Heredia Soccer Team
Sport:Football and Soccer to watch, volleyball to play
Food:fake chicken that feels like rubber, Jell-0 and Spam
Snack Food:Twinkies and Beef Jerky
Time of Day:11 pm (it’s the point where I start getting really sleepy. Before this I'm ok and if I stay up really late I get a second wind but about 11 pm it hits me!)
Season:WINTER for sure!
Place in the World:Hell
Sports Team:Saprisa Soccer Team
Best Thing Someone Said to You:""You've made a difference in my life." or "Will you marry me?"- Pablo"
Life Motto:Life on this earth is so short, so enjoy it, make it count, and live each day like it may be your last! Love God and enjoy His Presence
Three People I’d Like to Meet:I'll have to think about that one.
My Hero:My Husband and My Parents
One of My Greatest Experiences with God:I had just come back from an awesome week of youth camp and being in God’s presence. It was the first time I’d experienced His fullness and glory to this degree. I was so scared that I'd go back into the “real world” and that this amazing feeling would go away. But as I was driving to the swimming pool where I was working as a life guard that summer, I heard God speak to me so clearly, so reassuringly, he said, “Christa, I’m still here.” It made my heart fill with such joy to know that not only was He always going to be there, but that He cared enough to let me know in a real and audible way. I’ve never forgotten that moment…and He has never left my side.
Most People Don’t Know This About Me:When we lived in Colorado I had an imaginary friend name Pocalina, we played together all the time - she was so fun!