Today we're pausing to welcome a new face to our LifeWay VBS team! We're really excited to welcome Klista Storts on board. Klista has been at LifeWay for 7 years as a Kids Ministry Specialist and I've gotten to see how awesome she is at what she does! A few weeks ago we had the privilege of seeing Klista move over to the VBS team. I asked her a few questions to help us all get to know her better. Without further ado, give a round of applause for Klista! You'll be hearing some great wisdom from her on the blog in the next few months! Welcome Klista!
When did you begin working in Kids Ministry?
I began working in Kids Ministry upon the arrival of my first child! I started getting paid for it in 1991 when I began working in the weekday program at my church. I started serving full-time in kids ministry in 1994.
What’s your favorite thing about Kids Ministry?
KIDS! I love seeing the Word with their fresh eyes and watching the "lights" come on!
What excites you about being on the VBS team?
First of all, I love VBS. Always have, always will! I love the creativity of this team. I'm amazed - not surprised, but amazed - at the incredible talent on this team. I am excited to be a part of a resource that will impact so many kids that might not otherwise be reached with the Gospel.
Tell us about your family!
I celebrated 30 years of marriage with my best friend, Gary, this past February. We have been blessed with two fantastic boys, who somehow have overnight turned into young men. Not sure how they got older but I didn't! Brett is 26 years old and is married to Britney. My younger son is Blake, who is 23 years old. We have one precious granddaughter whom I adore and love finally getting to buy pink, girly stuff for!
What are your hobbies/favorite things to do?
I love working outside in our flower garden. Every night when I water, I look for new surprise flowers to pop up. It's like my own personal Easter Egg Hunt every time! My love language is time, so any time I get to spend with my family just makes my day.
What are your favorite candy, Starbucks drink, and restaurant?
Anything chocolate! I even order it in my Diet Coke from Sonic! My favorite Starbucks drink is the Salted Caramel Frappuccino (or hot in the winter!). I love Mexican food, so maybe Chuy's or something similar. Tex-mex is the best!
If you were a kitchen appliance, what would you be and why?
Hmmm. Maybe a blender. I like to stir things up and just want everyone to blend together and have fun!
Thanks Klista! We think you'll "blend" in well with the VBS team! Welcome!