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. Christal and her husband have two children. Both are graduates of CCA. Her hobbies are horses, kayaking, hiking, skiing, and swimming and of course playing with her dogs Trigger and Liberty.