Christy Nockels was born in Ft. Worth, TX as a seminary baby. She grew up in Oklahoma as the daughter of a pastor and a piano teacher, which infused her heart early with a love for both music and God's word.
Christy met her husband Nathan in 1993 at the Christian Artists Seminar in Estes Park, CO. They married in 1995 and the two began serving as worship leaders in their local church in Oklahoma City, while Nathan finished college at Oklahoma Baptist University.
Louie Giglio, the founder of Passion Conferences, invited Christy and Nathan to attend the very first Passion Conference in Austin, TX in 1997. Later that year, Christy and Nathan moved to Texas where they led worship for Metro Bible Study, a weekly gathering of 3000 young adults at Houston's First Baptist Church.
Together as Watermark, Christy and Nathan have been nominated for numerous Dove Awards, including Christy's nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Christy and Nathan have continued to serve at Passion Conferences and in 2008, they moved to Atlanta, GA to be a founding family of Passion City Church. Christy's heart through leading worship and song writing is to help people communicate intimately with the living God, and to leave a legacy of proclaiming Jesus' fame to this generation. Christy's most treasured legacy is her three children, Noah (8), Elliana (6) and Annie Rose (18 months).