Crystal Hicks, along with her worship team – Shallum’s Wall, have teamed up with Krista Penner, to give of their time and talents to offer a virtual presentation, with donation proceeds benefiting Stillwood Camp.
Every fall, Stillwood Camp hosts our annual Women’s Weekend. The realities of 2020 have made this year’s retreat an impossibility. Crystal Hicks and her worship team – Shallum’s Wall, were unwilling to let a global pandemic put a stop to this annual event. She suggested that we have a virtual experience that everyone could share. In addition, Krista Penner came onboard, eager to share a message specially prepared for the times we are all living in.
Stillwood is a vibrant ministry that hosts over 4,000 attendees through its various programs, and host another 25,000 guests providing their own programs. COVID-19 has put a stop to all of Stillwood’s traditional operations and programs. That means that Stillwood’s primary form of funding is from the generosity of donations.
Krista currently serves as the Team Lead for Leadership Development for Fellowship Pacific, a group of churches across BC and Yukon. In this capacity, Krista teaches leadership skills and works with churches to develop the next generation of leaders. One of the joys of this role is teaching and writing for Leverage Women. Leverage Women is an initiative of Fellowship Pacific that aims to inspire equip and connect women leaders to make a God-honouring impact in the places they are called.
Krista uses humour and the practical application of scripture to speak God’s truth and bring the life changing principles of God’s living Word to her audiences at every part of their faith journey.
Krista lives in Mission, BC with her husband, Jerome. They love their three adult children, one son-in-law and a very cute puppy named Mona!Leverage Women
Shallum’s Wall has been leading worship at Stillwood’s Women’s Weekend since 2009 and believe that the Lord brought them together for this occasion. With Crystal Hicks as the main leader, they all come from churches in the Fraser Valley and have enjoyed playing in each other’s churches as well as a few others but playing at Stillwood has been the main highlight for them each year. They chose the name Shallum’s Wall in reference to a verse in Nehemiah.
Nehemiah 3:12: Shallum, son of Hallohesh, ruler of a half-district of Jerusalem, repaired the next section (of the wall in Jerusalem) with the help of his daughters.
In a role that was traditionally filled by men, Shallum’s daughters saw a need, they did not back down but they worked to ensure Jerusalem’s security. As a band, the desire of Shallum’s Wall is to step up and bring hope and encouragement, joy, and love to those they have the privilege of ministering to.