At age 11, Christina began working hard to live her very own American dream. While learning the value of hard work by peeling potatoes in the backroom of a restaurant, this Ohioan kept dreaming new dreams—and pursuing them. Washing dishes and serving tables, she was just getting started in the world of service. To Christina, those she served were more than just customers; they were friends and neighbors who often shared their struggles, their hopes and love of community.
Christina would watch as families bowed their heads in prayer before a meal, and wondered earnestly… What are they praying for? In those tough times, it was likely to find steady work, reliable healthcare and to ensure the safety of their loved ones. Bread and butter issues—literally. From this young age, she felt called to a life of service.