Christie has enjoyed being back in the Springfield area where she has most of her growing up memories and where she and Mark met at college. She’s also enjoyed being closer to her mom and dad and to see them on occasion (though not as often as one might think).
Mark and Christie had begun volunteering in the children’s department at their church (James River) in early 2011. This has been a great experience and they both learned a lot. Christie was approached in mid June to apply for a part-time position in the younger elementary department and was hired in July. She has enjoyed being a part of a church staff.
Christie has continued to run and this fall during the Sunshine Run 5k set a personal best of 27:28.2011 Races
- Polar Bear 5k
- Frisco 5k
- Panera 5k
- Sunshine Run 5k (27:27 - Personal Best)
- Turkey Trot