Get to Know the Collage Staff: Kris Pfeil
What is your favorite thing about working/volunteering at Collage?
I love connecting with students through our SHARE presentation, (Sexuality Health And Relationship Education). We have a lot of fun and laughs.
Share a little bit about your education and professional background.
I tried my best to be a rock star right out of high school. I toured coast to coast and got to hear songs I wrote played on the radio. After that, I decided I wanted to make a difference in the lives of young people, so I became a youth pastor and I haven’t looked back ever since.
Other than being a rock star, what hobbies do you have outside of work?
Watching movies with my wife. Being active with my kids by riding bikes or going to the park. And if I get the chance, I love to disc golf.
Speaking of your wife and kids, tell us a little about your family.
My wife and I have been married for almost 15 years. 9 years ago, our daughter Lizzy was born, and she’s my princess. 6 years ago, our son Mick was born and he’s the life of the party.
What is your favorite thing about living in Central Nebraska?
Rooting for the Cornhuskers!!!
That’s kind of a requirement for living here. What is one thing that you are just absolutely no good at doing?
Tell us about the scariest things you’ve ever done?
Cliff jumping in Honduras
Wow, that’s impressive. Do you have a favorite TV show or Movie?
Movie – Forrest Gump, TV Show – Seinfeld
Be honest, what song or band is your guilty pleasure?
I’ve been known to rock out to some Katy Perry…
We’re not judging, really, we’re not. On a more serious note, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
Right now, studying for a master’s degree.
That is awesome. What are some things that make you really happy?
Spending time with my family. Watching The Three Stooges. Traveling to new places
Good ole Larry, Moe, and Curly. How can you not smile watching them? Do you have a most embarrassing moment you would share with our readers?
I pooped my pants training for a half marathon.
That may be a little TMI. Other than that incident, because we’re going to assume that wasn’t planned, what was the last spontaneous thing you did?
I’m hardly spontaneous, so probably ordering a special pizza instead of just beef.
Would you say you are an introvert or an extrovert?
An introvert who plays an extrovert sometimes
Another super serious question. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life without getting sick of it, what would it be?
Hands down PIZZA!!!
Always a good choice. You mentioned you toured coast to coast out of high school, so if you could hop on a plane today and fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Oh, that is so tough cause I love to travel. If my wife is with me then I would take her to Hawaii because we’ve never been there, and we love beach destinations.
What is the best advice anyone has ever given you?
My dad told me not to cry about losing. He told me if I lost to someone better, then there’s no shame in that. But if I lost because of something I could have done better, then it was a learning opportunity and I didn’t need to feel sorry for myself.
That is some fantastic advice. Do you have a favorite quote to share with us?
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis
Final question. What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I used to be a hard-core country music fan…I can’t stand it today.
Kris, thanks so much for spending some time with our readers and letting them get to know you a little bit. If Kris shared something you liked, we’d love for you to let him know in the comments and we may even be able to get him back if you have any other questions.