Christina was born in the USA, but her family moved to Thailand as missionaries when she was 10 months old. Being in a Christian household, but being surrounded by Buddhism, caused Christina to see the importance of receiving Christ as her Savior.
Christina’s family moved back to the US when she was 8. They lived in a couple of different states before settling in Illinois, where her father became the pastor of an international church in Chicago. This continued Christina’s involvement with international people, and her love for people of other cultures.
After high school Christina went on a short-term missions trip to Thailand with OMF and felt God calling her to return there in the future. Christina earned a B.A. in Education at Trinity International University. She then continued her education with an M.A. in Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
After university, Christina felt called to use her degrees to teach overseas. So from 2012-2016 Christina taught 2nd grade at a Christian international school in Bangkok. During her time in Bangkok, Christina had the opportunity to plan and run part of the children’s program for an OMF missions conference. This experience helped Christina begin to see God’s future calling to work with missionary kids.
In 2016 Christina moved back to the US to attend OMF’s candidate course, with the goal of returning to Thailand as the Thai TCK (Third Culture Kid) Advisor. As TCK Advisor, Christina would be helping to provide care for the missionary kids and their families, in areas such as education, cultural adjustment, transitions, etc. After spending time sharing with friends and family about her future ministry, she moved back to Thailand in 2017 and spent one year in Lopburi doing language and culture studies.
In 2018 Christina moved to Bangkok to take on the role of TCK Advisor; a role that God has uniquely equipped her to do through her many life experiences. She hopes that being in this role will help the TCKs in Thailand to thrive, and that it will enable their parents to be able to minster more effectively among the Thai people.