Kristi McQueen joins the Refuge in Olney
The Refuge is pleased to announce their new addition, Kristi McQueen. Kristi grew up in Georgetown, Texas and graduated from Georgetown High School. She then went to Abilene Christian where she received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. In May of 2019, she graduated from Midwestern State University with a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology.
Kristi wants to impact lives as she begins her new journey at the Refuge, stating, “I hope to create programs for all ages. Not just the youth in the community, but all of the adults as well. I want to create a family environment where people feel included and welcomed. Through these programs my goal is to create a positive and uplifting environment that will help people grow in all aspects of life including spiritually, physically, and mentally. A big focus for me is to focus on improving quality of life through workout programs,” Kristi said. Kristi is looking forward to getting to know the community of Olney and hoping for a rise in participation in the Refuge programs. She is also looking forward to incorporating the interests of the community into the programs they have.
Kristi is a Christian first and foremost, growing up in a Christian home, sharing her favorite Bible verse. “The Bible verse I would consider to be the inspiration for my life’s mission statement comes from the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:23 when the master in the parable tells his servant “Well done, good and faithful servant!” I strive to be the servant that is faithful with what I have been given and serves God. I don’t want to be the servant that hides away the things I have been given and not use them, for he was called a wicked and lazy servant. Instead, I want to live my life for God and serve others and use my gifts and talents so that when I meet God face to face I can hear him say, ‘Well done good and faithful servant.’”
Kristi also discussed the impact that Rodney and Kristy Nantz have had on her life in such a short time. “Rodney and Kristy Nantz are also spiritual mentors for me. Since I’ve started working here, we spend time in devotionals and talking about life, incorporating how we can live our lives for God and leaning on God’s words. They encourage me to spend more time studying the Bible and reading devotionals as well as living my life faithfully for God.”