Collin and Christa are both from families that have a long history and are very involved in the Community of Christ camping prorgram and grounds maintenance. Christa grew up in Minnesota, and also has family from the St. Louis area. Collin grew up in Tennesse. The couple met while attending college at Graceland University, and were married at Camp Farwesta, another Community of Christ campground in Missouri. Christa and Collin love being outdoors and sharing that love of nature with their dog-children (in fact, most of the items on their wedding registry were for camping)!
Prior to Collin securing the caretaker position for Camp Woodland Hills, the couple lived in Cameron, Missouri. During that time, Christa taught music at K-12 school in Jamesport, Missouri. Christa will finish her second year of teaching before moving permanently to Camp Woodland Hills this summer. For now, Collin, Christa, and their three loving dogs, Jackson, Belle and Piper reunite on weekends. They all love living and working on the sacred grounds of Camp Woodland Hills.