Tyler and Krista met for the first time in Georgia in 2017, although neither remembers much about it. Krista was on the Youth Evangelistic Team (YET), a traveling worship team comprised of 14 Free Will Baptist students from all over the States. Tyler had been on the team a year prior. In 2018, Tyler interned at the church YET was rehearsing at, and helped Krista with her guitar playing for her second year on the team. Tyler and Krista were attracted to each other, but they were both pursuing other relationships at the time, so they stayed friends. In 2019, Tyler reached out to Krista and they began to talk every day for a year and a half as "just friends." They both liked each other, but there was the matter of distance - with Krista being at Welch College in Nashville and Tyler at Randall University in Oklahoma. Toward the end of the year and a half, Krista wanted to know if their relationship would ever be more, so she pitched the idea of visiting Tyler in Oklahoma. Tyler agreed, and so she went and spent a weekend with him, staying with her cousin, Mitch, and his wife Taryn. This quick trip had its ups and downs and turned out to be more confusing for both of them than granting the clarity they had hoped for. Krista left Oklahoma feeling annoyed because she felt like Tyler was perfect for her, but so far away and obviously conflicted with his feelings toward her. She took Tyler's conflicted actions as him being uninterested. After her trip, Krista started her 7-week tour on Rejoice! Ministry Team and Tyler worked at Randall University. They continued to talk like they always had. A week or so in, Krista told Tyler to make up his mind and either date her or cut off communication, so he stopped talking to her. Unbeknownst to Krista, Tyler was just as frustrated as she was, but where Krista wanted to jump heart-first into their relationship, Tyler did not want to involve his emotions until he was sure it would work logistically. From here, it felt to Krista like the relationship was over. Krista and Tyler both dated other people and did not talk to one another. About a year and a half after the rollercoaster trip to Oklahoma, Tyler reached back out to Krista, interested in the possibility of dating. Tyler still held a special place in Krista's heart, but she had surrendered her relationships to the Lord and was fed up with difficult dating. She trusted that if it were to work out this time with Tyler, it would have to be easy. Even with FaceTime dates and only seeing each other every 4-6 weeks, their relationship was the easiest, most refreshing relationship Krista had ever been in. Their values and dreams for life fit perfectly with one another. After 6 months of talking every day, Tyler and Krista knew they wanted to spend forever with each other. Tyler proposed to Krista at Orange Beach on July 3, 2023. The rest is history!