Champion's Heart

Kristi’s passion to encourage the weary and broken-hearted has increased. With her column she hopes to expand her message of hope. "I have seen first-hand the impact a word of encouragement can have in the life of an individual," she writes.

 

"There is tremendous power in reminding people that they are special, their life has purpose and that there is hope no matter how grim the situation may seem. It is my heart’s desire to encourage people through activities like water sports, through my passions of writing and speaking, and through the act of love."
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  • Life can sometimes bring us into unfamiliar waters. Kristi Overton Johnson shares how she is able to rest in the deepest of waters and enjoy the ride! Photo: Photo: In His Wakes

    Coping during the holidays: Learning to tread emotional waters

    Life can sometimes bring us into unfamiliar waters. Kristi Overton Johnson shares how she is able to rest in the deepest of waters and enjoy the ride! Published 1:44 p.m. December 25, 2011 - Comments

     
  • We all enjoy the lights and ribbons, packages and feasts, family and giving and getting, but what is the true story of Christmas?  Kristi Overton Johnson shares the

    The Christmas Story: The true meaning of the holiday (Video)

    We all enjoy the lights and ribbons, packages and feasts, family and giving and getting, but what is the true story of Christmas? Kristi Overton Johnson shares the "reason for the season." Published 1:18 p.m. December 24, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Holiday gatherings can be very stressful and difficult. It's time to lay aside offenses and pick up your joy this holiday season!

    Forgiveness: The cure for holiday drama.

    Holiday gatherings can be very stressful and difficult. It's time to lay aside offenses and pick up your joy this holiday season! Published 3:49 p.m. December 19, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Like the Broncos, we often face a

    Tim Tebow: Inspiring others to press on to the endzone

    Like the Broncos, we often face a "defensive line" that tries to keep us from moving forward in life... but victory can be ours if we refuse to lose hope and throw in the towel. Published 9:44 a.m. December 13, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Tim Tebow is vocal about his faith, unashamed of his beliefs, and determined for the world to know the Source of his strength. But is the field of sports really a place for faith?

    Tim Tebow, faith and football? Do the two go together?

    Tim Tebow is vocal about his faith, unashamed of his beliefs, and determined for the world to know the Source of his strength. But is the field of sports really a place for faith? Published 10:31 p.m. December 4, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Inspiration can come from many places. Who would have thought it could come from a living room couch? Or from

    Tim Tebow: Passion with a higher purpose

    Inspiration can come from many places. Who would have thought it could come from a living room couch? Or from "meeting" Tim Tebow Published 11:16 a.m. November 30, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Both things and people have an impact on their environment, an impact that last for quite some time. What kind of impact is your life having on the world?

    What kind of wakes are you leaving?

    Both things and people have an impact on their environment, an impact that last for quite some time. What kind of impact is your life having on the world? Published 10:24 a.m. November 22, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Planning is great. But often our plans are interrupted. What's a person to do? Remember that it is important to be ready to share Christ, even when it is not convenient.

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's strange 6:15 a.m. interruption

    Planning is great. But often our plans are interrupted. What's a person to do? Remember that it is important to be ready to share Christ, even when it is not convenient. Published 10:26 a.m. November 16, 2011 - Comments

     
  • How to maintain healthy balance in your life.

    Anything out of balance falls!

    How to maintain healthy balance in your life. Published 3:10 p.m. November 9, 2011 - Comments

     
  • There are times in life when we cry out,

    Do you know God?

    There are times in life when we cry out, "Where is He?" Trusting the hand of God is difficult unless we know the heart of God. Published 10:20 a.m. November 3, 2011 - Comments

     
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Kristi Overton-Johnson

Kristi Overton-Johnson

 

As a professional water skier for over 20 years and the World Record Holder in women’s slalom from 1992-2010, Kristi Overton Johnson has taken to the waters of the world with passion and perseverance. Kristi began her waterskiing career ...
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As a professional water skier for over 20 years and the World Record Holder in women’s slalom from 1992-2010, Kristi Overton Johnson has taken to the waters of the world with passion and perseverance. Kristi began her waterskiing career at the age of 4 and turned professional at 13. For 15 years, Kristi dominated women’s slalom, accumulating 80 professional wins and capturing more number one world rankings than any other female skier in history.
Before retiring from professional sports, Kristi founded a non-profit water sports ministry In His Wakes. Since its inception, In His Wakes has touched the lives of over 10,000 at-risk youth across the nation and internationally. This unique ministry brings hope, healing and encouragement through the avenue of water sports and through the message of God's love.
For years, Kristi has travelled nationally and internationally as a faith-based motivational speaker encouraging people through her life experiences as an athlete, wife, mother and ministry leader. Kristi also ministers through song and through her gift as a writer. In Running the Course, her first book, she wrote about her experiences as a top professional athlete and how through faith she found purpose for her life. 
Although Kristi is committed to helping others achieve their God-given destinies, she realizes that her first priority is her family. Kristi has been married to best friend Tim Johnson since 1994. Tim and Kristi have three children, the youngest of which were both adopted from Russia in 2004. They reside in North Florida where they raise their family and serve their community through Kristi Overton Johnson Ministries

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