Christal started her new life in Christ when a co-worker invited her to attend a Christmas program at church. At the conclusion of the program, a message was given on Revelation 3;16, and Christal gave her life to Christ. She graduated from Downingtown Sr. High School in 1988. In 1993 she graduated from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Outdoor Recreation. She has taught lifeguarding, CPR/First Aid and swimming. She also coaches swimming.
Christal and her husband have two children. One is currently attending Canaan Christian Academy and the other is a graduate of CCA. Her hobbies are driving and riding horses, kayaking, hiking, skiing, and swimming.