Crystal Niehoff’s passion is to minister the love of Christ to military families, an attribute she brings into all areas of her life as a writer, podcaster, and Planting Roots, where she serves as the Director of Operations. Crystal holds degrees in child development and business administration, is a credentialed birth and bereavement doula and chaplain, and is a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur.

She is married to her best friend, Kevin, an active-duty Army chaplain. Together, they have five biological and adopted children, all homeschool graduates, and six grandchildren. Crystal considers her life verse to be Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” A prayer warrior at heart, Crystal is always ready to pray with anyone in need because she truly believes, “There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still.” (Corrie ten Boom)

In her rare moments of spare time, Crystal enjoys photography, reading, researching, traveling, and spending time with family.

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