Tina was born in a small town in western Minnesota. Growing up, she always enjoyed behind the scenes work and being a helping hand. She studied at Alexandria Technical and Community College and was a student leader in their Cru ministry.
Tina and her husband Russell met in 2014 at a Cru fall retreat. They married in May of 2018 and moved to Colorado Springs just five months later for Russell’s new job as a software developer at Compassion International. Tina has been serving at Mountain Springs Church as an administrative assistant in Adult Ministries since February 2020. Russell and Tina both love seeing how their jobs are focused on Christ and how they impact people. In March of 2021, they were blessed with a baby boy named Matthias. Tina enjoys crafting, hosting events at her home, and spending time with her husband and son.