Cristella was born and raised in Lubbock , Texas . In 2005, she married her best friend, Shannon Urrutia. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Plainview where Cristella began her career managing several businesses and continues to manage a local finance company . In 2011, Cristella and her husband founded “Just One Ministry”, a ministry that hosts toy drives for local children’s hospitals . It’s here their ministry began. Going yearly to local children’s hospitals to visit the patients, praying, and sharing the gospel of Jesus to bring encouragement to those in need . Today they unite with many ministries. Some of these ministries include leading online, hosting Bible /discipleship groups, and traveling the country together ministering and sharing hope-filled music inspired by the Holy Spirit to churches, prisons, and communities where they are sent . Cristella is grateful for the transformation God has done within her family and is passionate about spreading the good news of Jesus with the world !
Who is your hero? And why?
My hero would definitely be my husband, Shannon. He is truly a God-send.. He is such a loving ,caring husband and father and has always encouraged me in everything I do .
What one event in your childhood had the greatest effect on your life?
The one event that had a great effect on my life would have to be the time I stayed the night with my grandma and after tucking me in she knelt down by the bed and began praying . I was so young I remember wondering what she was doing and why everything she did revolved around her faith . She truly was a great example of a God fearing woman .
If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?
I would love to start a small crafting business making T-shirts and cups . I love crafting.
What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today?
My mom has always had such a giving and caring spirit and I’ve learned from her how to encourage others by making others feel important and loved . Something that has always stuck with me is that people will always remember how you made them feel .