Krista’s passion is youth ministry, and creating experiences for young people to connect with Jesus. She also has a heart for helping families disciple their kids in partnership with the church, and raising up volunteers in ministry. She has worked with youth, children, and families in a variety of roles through a lengthy career in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Krista graduated from Mars Hill University with a degree in Youth Ministry. She is also a coach for the Youth Ministry Institute in Orlando, and previously served as the Youth Coordinator for the Southwest District in the Florida Conference. She loves reading, running, playing basketball and watching her kids play sports. Currently, she serves as Director of Student Ministries at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Sarasota, Florida. She and her husband Greg are die-hard Green Bay Packer fans and have three girls, Laney, Rylee, and Gemma.