Hi!! My name is Shazta Krupala and I am the new Youth Director for Junior High
and High School here at St. John.
Just a little bit about me: I was born in Bellville just a short time ago in 1983; wink wink. I am the daughter of Jamie and Leslie Krupala. I have three beautiful children; two at home, Lillian and Waylen, and my oldest, Brianna, is
college age. My best friend is my grandmother, Pat Krupala. We all live here in Bellville
, Texas. Even though I attended Sunday School when I was little bitty here at St. John, I became a Lutheran at 11 years old at St. Paul’s in Columbus. My pastor there, Pastor John Hunsicker, and his wife Joan, were huge influences in my upbringing and were definitely a major part of molding my faith to what it is today!
Through life challenges, I moved back to Bellville with my children and joined St. John three years ago. I am so
very very grateful for my church family here and I know God pushed me to find my way
into services for the Lord. I truly feel like I have a second home here, I feel needed, I feel loved and most of all, I feel like I belong. These feelings I have about our church and church family show exactly how I want our youth to feel; it’s what I teach and pray for
If you get a chance, take a peek in the LYO and Confirmation rooms. Between a
few volunteers and myself, we have really put together a great meeting space for these kiddos. Both age groups have amazing schedules that include local service work once a month. I am so very excited for this new year and what all we have planned for some
pretty awesome young adults!!