International Family of the Year Award
The Family of Joseph and Nicole Krebs
St. Mary’s Parish in Albany, Oregon
Albany Council 1577
Our International Family of the Year has been instrumental in creating a vibrant community at their parish. The parents, along with their eight children, ranging in age from one to 18, each play a vital role in contributing to parish life.
Joseph Krebs, having been a member of the Knights of
Columbus for three years, chooses to give of his time and talents to lead various projects and initiatives within his council, such as the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest and Holy Family Prayer Program. He currently serves as the parish’s Family Director, as well as an usher at the evening Spanish Mass.
Nicole is a Teacher’s Aide for the 3rd grade Religious
Education class. She is also a co-founder of the Little
Flowers Girls Club, which has grown to become one of the largest ministries in the parish. She leads alongside her husband at a variety of parish events, including the Shrove Tuesday and Summer Festivals, Easter Egg Hunt, K of C breakfasts, Community Open Mic Nights, and Stations of the Cross, as well as the inaugural Father Daughter Night.
Both parents have opened their hearts to various
parishioners, becoming confirmation sponsors and serving as godparents. They also support two children for Unbound in Guatemala and India to provide funding for their education, food and medicine.
The eight Krebs children are: Isabel (18), Caledon (17),
Maximillian (13), Lucianna (12), Gabrielle (9), Theodore (5), Benedict (3) and Emilia (1). Four out of the eight children have served in multiple leadership roles, no doubt inspired by their parents, at Vacation Bible School, Confirmation retreats, the Summer Parish Festival, the High School and Middle School Youth Group, and the Little Flowers Club.
Each child in the Krebs family strives for greatness in all they do, as shown by their various accolades, such as Isabel, Cal, Max, Luci, and Gabby being elected as the Poetry Club’s Vice President and competing in the national robotics competition, and winning the Free Throw Competition, Gobbler’s Revenge 5K, and Keep Christ in Christmas Contest respectively.