Crista Ward

Worship + Student Discipleship Assistant

On Staff Since: May 2021

Office : (574) 273-0007


Crista is number five of six children, born to Ryan and Maryann Loveing. Though she was born here in Niles, MI, she grew up most of her life while traveling across the country and other parts of the world.

Crista is the Adult Discipleship Assistant to the Next Steps Pastor, Men & Young Adults Discipleship Pastor, and Women’s Discipleship Director. When she is not part of leading worship on Sunday’s, you can find her at Meet & Greet and she would love to get to know you. Her hope for the church is that it would be a place of hope and peace where we can wholly and unashamedly worship our Father as a united body.

Crista is a DONA certified birth doula, a coffee fanatic, a farmers market enthusiast, and a lover of all things natural. She’s pretty crazy once you really get to know her, but ask her questions and she will give you answers; She is an open book.