Meet Our Students

Crista VandePol

English education major

Crista VandePol, a sophomore English education major from Sioux Falls, strives to live by her favorite verse in 1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”

Despite a busy schedule that includes a full class load, RA duties, a part-time job and leading a weekly Bible study, she makes it a priority to spend alone time with God every day.

“That time I spend with God helps me relax and focus on my priorities,” Crista says.

A typical day in Crista’s life looks like this:
8:00   Up for class
9:00   Business and Professional Communication
10:00 Elementary Spanish I
12:00 British Literature:Survey II
1:00   Lunch
2:00   Quiet time with God
2:30   Study
4:00   Work at Posh Boutique or Scooter’s Coffeehouse
7:00   Home from work (Friday night DJ at campus radio station)
7:15    Dinner
7:30    Bible study, RA meeting, campus event or study