Christine Pennell is passionate about child advocacy and supporting individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. As a St. Louis native, she has spent decades volunteering her time with local nonprofits including The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, Caring for Kids, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). For the past 25 years, she has worked with DOORWAYS, serving on the board and spearheading fundraising efforts for the organization which provides affordable housing to those affected by HIV/AIDS. She currently volunteers as a counselor for Crisis Text Line. Christine has two grown sons and lives in Clayton with her husband.