Crystal was born & raised in New York State, where her parents still live. After high school, she attended SUNY Potsdam and studied Physics & Math. She married her husband, Tom, after one year and moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was stationed in the Army. She worked in banking and received a Principles of Banking Certificate from the American Banking Association.
Tom & Crystal have now been married for over 35 years. They live in Ann Arbor, Michigan with their children and new grandson. Their daughter, Clarissa, is a publisher at B&H Publishing, a division of Lifeway in Nashville, TN. Their son, Brad, is a Software Engineer at Argo AI. Daughter-in-law, Deziree, is a Data Analyst at Latitude Research. Grandson, Cadmus, was born Feb 16, 2021 and is busy learning new tricks everyday.
Crystal has held several positions in banking, owned her own business, been on many non-profit boards, and been on church staff, here and in New Mexico for almost 25 years.
Crystal has been a Born-Again Christian since she was a teenager. She has been blessed to serve in many areas, such as Women’s Ministry Director, Preschool Teacher, Worship Team Leader, Small Group Leader, Missions Chair and Treasurer.
Besides church, Crystal makes time with friends and family a priority in her life. She enjoys playing games, painting, singing and traveling, as much as time allows. Her new favorite pastime, however, is getting to spend as much time playing with Cadmus.