We’re excited to recognize and thank the Ippolito Family. They have been a part of Canyon Springs since about 1999! They have helped out in a lot of wonderful ways.
Read more about how God has worked through this awesome family at Canyon Springs.
What Ministry / Group do you Volunteer With?
Chrissy – Ministry Leader of Club 45 and VBS Dance Instructor
Rob – Serves on the CSC Elder Board for about 9 years.
Ippolito Girls – AWANA Leaders & Sunday School Teachers
*Chrissy & Rob – We have both been to Haiti and are now enjoying taking our daughters and experiencing mission trips as a family
When did you start coming to Canyon Springs?
About 1999 when we were meeting at Jerabek Elementary School.
What made you decide to Volunteer?
Rob: My decision to volunteer stemmed from a desire to surround myself with better people in my life. I wasn’t sure where I would “fit in” but eventually the invitation and encouragement from Jack was offered so I saw an opening and dove in. My decision now is augmented by a desire to provide an example of servitude for my daughters with the hope they would find service a rewarding part of their lives.
Chrissy: Initially my sister-in-law Jill stroked my ego by telling me how fantastic I would be at Sunday School. Eventually I found my sweet spot leading our Club 45 Ministry.
What is your favorite part about Volunteering?
Rob: The most rewarding part for me is twofold: 1.) Sitting in the front row and being able to see God at work. 2.) The relationships I’ve been able to forge transcend the actual service and provide me “real” relationships to lean on.
Chrissy: I get to goof around with kids! Another unexpected win was getting to know my daughters’ friends on a different level before they all got to middle school.
Do you volunteer with organizations, outside of Canyon Springs
Chrissy – I teach art in my girls’ classes at Dingeman and also volunteer at a camp for siblings in the foster care system.
What is your job/profession?
Rob – Commercial Real Estate Broker at Newmark, Grubb Knight Frank. Focus primarily on selling shopping centers.
Chrissy – Wife & mother to four daughters and one horse-dog.
Where were you born/raised?
Chrissy – Arizona
Rob – San Diego born and raised
What brought you to San Diego?
Chrissy – the sunshine, beach and my sense of adventure.
Married 17 years this July. Four daughters – Sophia – 15, Maya – 12, CJ – 10, Sammy – 7.
Stuff & Random Tidbits
What is your favorite food / restaurant in San Diego?
Rob: Is there any other food? Italian… Cheap = Round Table Pizza. Expensive = Cafe Luna.
Chrissy: I like finding restaurants we haven’t been to before (outside of the Scripps Ranch bubble).
What is one “interesting fact” about you?
Rob – I had really great hair . . . . a long time ago.
Chrissy – Growing up I never played a sport with a ball, and now have four of the sportiest girls I know. I am the only one in our family that can’t catch a ball.
What is one word or phrase that describes you?
Rob – Family focused.
Chrissy – When I polled my girls they said, “Funny, silly, goofy, mamacita . . . ” So take your pick.
Thank you Ippolito Family for your serving hearts!
Enjoy a few more pictures of this wonderful family!