Crystal attended Mount Olive Lutheran School in Delano from kindergarten to fifth grade, and later helped with Sunday school at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Montrose. As a child, she enjoyed Sunday school Christmas programs and Easter Sunday services. Crystal is married to Brian and they have two sons, Adam (almost 6) and Darren (almost 3). She works at Kids Haven in Buffalo and enjoys camping, traveling to see friends, and visiting Duluth.
When she started at a previous job, coworkers Emily and Peggy “brought her back to Jesus.”
Both ladies were always there to help me through the tough times and days.
Her favorite Bible story is Noah’s ark because she enjoys the nature and the beauty of it, and her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 106:1:
Praise the Lord! O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.
We should always be thanking God and being thankful.
Crystal joined Zion along with her mother, Nancy, in 2000.
My mom and I joined because of how welcoming people made us feel. ‘Minnesota nice’ became ‘Zion nice.’ Everyone seems to go out of their way to say hello and make me feel welcome.
Crystal loves Zion’s children’s ministry. She volunteers as a Sunday school teacher and enjoys Trunk or Treat, and this fall she started working at Kids’ Place, which is the Wednesday after school program for elementary students.
Crystal lives out her faith in the community by talking about Zion and her church family.
It’s all positive because Zion is my happy place.
Crystal and her mom signed up for the Prayer Sister group, as something they could do together. It is a way for them to get to know other women at Zion.
Prayer Sister ministry is important to me. I know others are praying for me and I am praying for others. It’s easier than you think and it doesn’t take much time or money. Prayer Sisters is not just for the older generation; it’s for everyone – moms, college students, etc.
They especially enjoy the Prayer Sister Tea at the end of the year, when participants get together and finally learn who has been praying for them all year.