Krista is our Director of Advancement at Charis. What does that mean? Find out below!
What do you do @ Charis Krista?
My role is basically all about connecting people to Charis and planning new ways to serve people through the facilities. I mostly work away from the camp-either from home or out in the community. I promote, network, plan events and help recruit volunteers. I started at Charis about 3 years ago. I love my role because it is people centered and there is a lot of variety and room for creativity.
What have been some of your favorite advancements @ Charis?
I feel like the most significant event I’ve planned was our 70th anniversary. Our goal was to honor all the past sacrifice that has made Charis what it is today. Gathering people and stories lead to some pivotal shifts in people’s hearts. The most fun event we’ve added is the Family Mud & Obstacle Course: Camp Champ Challenge, which is our annual fundraiser for our Summer Staff. Again, I love the creative planning with a purpose. It was so fun watching the community come together and make muddy memories!
What does life @ home look like?
I have been married for 19 years to Marty Bennett and we have worked together for 8 of those years, including the past 2+years at Charis. We are better together! We have 2 active boys (Tucker, 12 and Riley, 9) with beautiful hearts. We gather around the table for as many meals as sports allow and we love playing games together…the most recent additions being Pictionary & Balderdash! I personally love nature, hiking, coffee, meaningful conversation and laughter.
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Why the rest of the team thinks Krista is Fab:
We love Krista's desire to advance the camp. She has a heart for people and prayer. We love her warm hugs & charming smile. We love Krista’s heart to always follow Jesus’ footsteps, to create team, be productive and have fun while doing it! She has a huge heart for people and her amazing personality never fails to brighten up our day whenever we see her.