Kristy LaBarge grew up in Ventura and earned her undergraduate degree at UCSB and her M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary. For the past couple of years she has served with her husband Jonathan as the co-pastors of Canoga Park Presbyterian Church, a multi-cultural and multi-lingual ministry, in the San Fernando Presbytery. She is now the director of IMPACT of the Santa Barbara Presbytery. Kristy’s life has consistently included involvement in foreign missions. In fact, her involvement with IMPACT over the years played a vital role in her calling into professional ministry. After seminary she and Jonathan lived in Honduras for a little more than a year, starting in 2010. Kristy sees missions as a vital part of the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ and the church’s involvement as essential for the growth of Christ’s kingdom.