Krista Smith is on staff as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Alabama. The Westgate Counseling Ministry is available for church members as well as people in the community. Prior to her service in this capactiy, Krista served Westgate Christian School as an elementary teacher for 10 years. In 2007 she acquired a part-time position as financial secretary for the church. This enabled her to return to graduate school and complete a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology with an emphasis in community counseling at Troy University in 2009. Presently she is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors and a Board Certified Christian Counselor (BCCC) through the Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors.
Sharing a passion for music, Krista and Brian have been married since 1988 and have two grown children, Landon & Karlee. Krista assists Brian in working with the Praise Team and the music ministry of the church. She also enjoys teaching class and facilitating groups.
Krista believes developing relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ are vital in this journey through life. It is her prayer that each one will become skilled in walking a surrendered life and will learn to accept and give grace and mercy as we all walk together on this journey home.