Krista was born and raised right here in Cottonwood, AZ at Verde Community. After graduating from Arizona State University with an Elementary Education degree she moved back to Cottonwood to work for her parent’s construction company, which she did for 10 years until her dad retired. Krista has two amazing boys, Ezra (2010) and Jude (2014) who she loves to travel, bake, and read with.

What is your favorite book?
Hmmm…right now my favorite kids’ book is Scaredy Cat by Max Lucado. I love hearing my youngest recite it by memory. Oh…you were looking for something with a few more pages in it? I find my favorite is whatever the Holy Spirit is using in my life at that time. Recently I went back and read Believing God by Beth Moore for a second time (it’s rare I read a book twice), and devoured Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer, and Fearless by Max Lucado. I rarely spend time on reading something fictitious these days. I did enjoy both books Pamela Oxendale (a church member) wrote. I highly recommend you check them out.

What or who is your most influential book or author?
If I am hunting for something to read it usually starts with an Amazon search of Beth Moore, Max Lucado, Andy Stanley or Pricilla Shirer.

What is your favorite food?
I really enjoy French food. I know this is not a choice most would think of, but I like the sauces and the crepes and the bread…and the cheese. I LOVE cheese.

What is something most people wouldn’t know about you?
I am not athletic, like I can’t catch or throw, but I love to snow ski, hike and go to the lake. I am very coordinated and like to dance.

What is the most exciting thing for you to see God do in the lives of people?
I love seeing Holy Spirit encounters. What I mean is, I love when a group creates such a special bond growing in Christ together that they continue to love and support one another even after the Bible studies over; or when someone’s need for encouragement or prayer is met because another person is sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting and responds with God’s perfect timing. I love when words in the Bible jump out at you like they were written specifically for you that day, then moments or days later you can share those same words with someone else who needed them just then. Moments like these show me the Holy Spirit is alive and active in me and in our church body.