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Meet Your Neighbor

Meet your neighbor Christine Nelson of the small town of Tennessee.

Christine was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 27, 1991. She grew up in St. Peters which is about 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis. She is the daughter of Dennis and Carol Evans of St. Peters.

Carol is a children's ministry secretary at Harvester Christian Church in St. Charles, Missouri and Dennis works for the St. Charles Parks Department. Christine has two younger siblings, David Evans, who attends Hannibal La Grange in Hannibal, MO and Diane Evans who is a junior at Francis Howell Central High school.

Christine's maternal grandparents lived in St. Charles as well, Grandma Laffold worked at Marshall's in Chesterfield, MO for years; Grandpa Laffold passed away when Christine was young. Grandma Evans lives with Dennis and Carol in St. Peters and Grandpa Evans passed away Memorial Day weekend in 2014.

Christine married her husband Kyle Nelson on October 19, 2013 at his parent's farm. Kyle is 27 and grew up in the Carthage area. Kyle is the Youth Minister at La Harpe Christian church; he will be there a year in February. Before that he worked at Nutrition Services in Carthage.

Christine graduated from Francis Howell Central High school in 2009. After high school, Christine received her Associates in Sciences degree from Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Missouri, where she met her husband. After she graduated from CCCB, she attended classes at St. Charles Community College and at Respond Right EMS Academy. She received her EMT-Basic in April 2013. Currently, Christine is taking classes at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, IA and hopes to get her RN degree and work in an emergency room.

Christine has worked at LaMoine Christian Service Camp and Retreat Center for a year and a half. She also has sold Pampered Chef for a little over 2 years.

Every year, Christine and Kyle go on an anniversary trip somewhere. They always drive, and she says it makes for a fun getaway. For their honeymoon, they drove to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and stayed in a cabin in the mountains. For their first anniversary, they went to Peoria, and for their second anniversary they went to Kansas City, Missouri.

Christine loves being a volunteer with the youth and children's ministries at the La Harpe Christian Church.

Her hobbies consist of making jewelry, cooking, watching movies, and playing board games. Kyle and Christine collect a lot of board games and movies. When she finds the time, jewelry making is a way for her to distress from school. Cooking is also a passion, that s why she sells Pampered Chef. Christine gets the opportunity to cook a lot with the youth group teens, and she enjoys it.