Christine has a passion for families. She recognizes that raising children in today’s culture is a challenge that can bring extreme joy or deep heartache. It is her desire to assist parents in finding joy and success in parenting.
Christine received her Parent Coach Certification through the graduate program of the Parent Coaching Institute at Seattle Pacific University. This, along with her undergraduate training at the University of Wisconsin and University of Washington, provides the knowledge and research necessary for assisting parents in understanding the developmental needs and expectations of their children.
As a public speaker, retreat leader, mission trip organizer, entrepreneur, author, youth pastor, camp counselor, nonprofit director, sales person, and newspaper columnist as well as mother of eight, including boys, girls, step children and children with special needs, Christine offers perspectives on parenting in our present society.
When not coaching or teaching parenting classes, Christine can be found visiting her children and extended family in the many places they have chosen to live, playing and traveling with her husband, or experiencing the awesome power of the sea while kiteboarding the wind and waves of the Atlantic Ocean.