Cristina is Founder of the Beautiful Bricklayers ministry. She is a mentor to women, a writer, speaker, and teacher with her bachelor’s degrees in Communication and Spanish from Wheaton College, IL. Cristina joyously married her husband, Stefan (referred to in her prayers of many years as “Mr. Cristina”), in April of 2012. They recently moved to North East Arkansas from Orange County, California and are truly on a lifelong adventure as they seek to follow Jesus wherever He leads. Cristina is currently being mentored by Shannon Ethridge to grow as a communicator and more effectively invest in God’s Kingdom. Beautiful Bricklayers is Cristina’s full-time volunteer vocation.
Amanda Pinedo is a grad student at USC studying social work and how to better help others in her community. Her passion for others has led her to Bricklayers in learning not only about her own love story with God but also her passion for leading women closer in their walk with Him. She leads a bible study of women in Orange County and hopes to enrich others with her facebook themes and postings on the Bricklayers page. Her background with serving others has been a great addition to the Bricklayers voice and influence on the life of women.
Cassie promotes “Prayer and The Pillars” for our Bricklayers women. She has a bachelor’s degree from Biola University in Intercultural Studies, and is currently an administrative assistant for an insurance company. She has a passion for languages and theology. Cassie enjoys using these passions to share Christ with people from all cultures and hopes to be involved in missions in the future. She loves seeing women grow in their faith as they behold the glory of Christ and prepare for a future marriage.
Laura Vencill has been a part of Bricklayers since the beginning. She is passionate about prayer and serves on the Bricklayers Leadership Team in Orange County. She was blessed to take a Bricklayers class while dating Michael Vencill, and is excited to introduce more women to the Christ-centered and practical curriculum. Married since Nov. 10, 2012, she is thankful for her husband and for what God was doing as she waited to find her “Mr. Laura.” A graduate of Biola University, Laura works as Production Supervisor at United Biologics, manufacturing demonstration models for the medical device industry. As a girly side job, she enjoys being a makeup artist and consultant with Mary Kay. She lives with her husband in Irvine, California, reads multiple books at once, and spends too much time on Pinterest.