Christie is a Jesus follower, mother, public speaker, business owner, humanitarian and philanthropist.
Christie Mokotupu was born in Bankstown and raised in Greenacre, NSW Australia and is of Maori, Samoan and Cook Island descent. She attended Strathfield Girls High School where her love of volleyball began with coaches Mike and Janet Iacano and state coaches Yuri Chernenko and Pho.
At the age of 14 she received a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra where she lived on campus with many of Australia’s top athletes. She competed for Australia in the 2000 Olympics at 17 years of age. At the age of 20 she retired after competing in a world championship, playing professionally in Italy and competing in over 200 games for Australia around the world.
In 2009 at 25 yrs old Christie gave birth to her son.
Christie was the Team Manager for Top Fuel Dragster Team - Rapisarda Autosport International from 2006, spanning 8 years managing the team based in both Brownsburg, Indianapolis In the United States of America and Sydney, NSW in Australia.
In 2015 she shared her private battle with depression, drugs and alcohol addiction with the Sydney Morning Herald to raise money for One80tc.org.
In 2016 she founded Candifest Ministry, Candifest Enterprises Pty Ltd and The Wander Organisation - her trinity vision that blends her love of ministry, business and philanthropy together.
In 2017 she featured on the Christian Channel - Wesley Impact TV and was interviewed on her anti-drug campaigning. That same year she also appeared on Channel 7’s Today Tonight and featured on nine honey as a Pain Pod (drug free pain relief) Ambassador.
Christie has been inducted into both the Bankstown Sporting Hall of Fame and the Lake Ginninderra College Sporting Hall of Fame.
In July 2018 she Joined Marrickville & Auburn SES (State Emergency Service) as a volunteer after completing a 5 month Christian medical mission with Medical DTS, YWAM KONA in Hawaii, USA and the Amazon Jungle, Brazil.
In 2019 Christie graduated with a Diploma in Aviation as a Commercial Helicopter Pilot from Tafe Qld/Townsville Helicopters in Townsville.
In 2020 she started a double degree Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Laws at the Australian Catholic University.
Christie has a keen interest in Australian and American politics joining the One Nation Party.
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