Christina completed a Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Waikato in 1996 and worked in the disability sector in NZ before travelling and then working in the USA and UK. On her return to New Zealand she enrolled in a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Laidlaw College, graduating in 2005, during which time she served as Women's Student President. She returned to the disability sector as the manager of a charitable trust before returning to Laidlaw in 2011 as the Administrator for the School of Theology, Mission & Ministry. She is now the Academic Services Manager and also serves on the Senior Leadership Team. Christina lives in the Waitakere Ranges of West Auckland with her husband Jared and their two children, Esme and William, and they are members of Cityside Baptist.