ABOUT THE FOUNDER...
|A West Virginia girl at heart, Christina now lives in North Carolina with her three beautiful children. Although she misses the beautiful mountains and family back home, she believes God has brought to this place in life for His purpose. |
Christina is the first to tell you, "My life is not perfect, and I have more problems and flaws than you could imagine." She will tell you that the last few years have been one of the most trying times in her life... but, as she says, "God is able."
Christina is a graduate of Kentucky Mountain Bible College where she received a degree in religion. She is also a graduate of the SHE Speaks Speaker's Conference sponsored by Proverbs 31 Ministries. Christina is currently a full-time student focusing on a degree in Business Administration and Marketing with hopes to specialize in Social Media Marketing. She realizes that evangelism and discipleship is its own form of marketing as "it's all about showing people what they really need and helping them find it."
No stranger to trials and disappointments, Christina has been divorced twice and experienced the heartbreak of spousal abuse, abandonment, depression, and questioning where in the world she went wrong. She has always had a heart for God's will in her life and realizes these experiences are part of what has molded her into the woman she is today as well as given her the ability to minister to the broken hearted and those who are in or have experienced similar disappointments. The strength God gives her and the sense of humor He blessed her with keeps her pushing forward knowing each heartbreak. You will often hear her say, "They say trials and tribulation build character... and I am quite a character."
No matter what, Christina believes that God has called her to be real. She believes just as James 5:16 says, that we should "Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed." She hopes that SHINE will foster an environment for believers to be real enough to open up and join together so that we all may be healed of the broken heartedness that Satan wants to keep us trapped in.
She says, "My desire is to be REAL... no put-ons, no hypocrisy, just being me- with hopes that my honesty and open heart will prompt others to be REAL with God. That's all He wants... me (and you) the way we are."