Director of Confirmation and Youth Ministries763-434-6117 ext. 131
Email Christina Verbick
Christina joined the Our Saviour’s staff in October, 2012 as the Director of Youth and Confirmation Ministries. Before Our Saviour’s she was at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Saratoga, California, for almost 3 years as a Children and Youth Ministries Director.
Christina’s family consists of husband, Ben (married in August 2011), parents, Pam and Brad, and older sister, Juliana. She has great in-laws, which adds another set of parents and a brother and another sister.
Being welcomed into this new church family from day one by the pastors, staff, and congregation and seeing the Confirmation and High School youth every Wednesday fills my heart up. I love seeing the youth so involved on Wednesday nights.
Christina’s passion is her husband and family, first and foremost. Next comes her love for youth ministry. She said about youth ministry, “I’ve been asked before what else would I do for a living if I wasn’t some sort of a youth director and I can never seem to answer them. This is where God has called me to be.” Another passion would be camp. At Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp she was a counselor for two summers and ended up “learning so much about myself, my faith and my new found passion for youth. I realized I loved what I was doing at camp and wanted to be a youth director.”
Asked what would surprise us about her, Christina responded, “I’m not sure, I don’t feel like I surprise people much. My husband taught me how to snowboard a couple years ago in the northern portion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and I’d have to say I’m pretty good. I went down a huge black diamond (on a real mountain) with 2 feet of powder and survived!”
If Christina could spend a free day doing anything she wanted she would hang out with my husband, exploring random places, getting pampered, visiting with friends and family, reading…really anything.