Katrina Shanks Meltsner
After an on-and-off relationship lasting
several years, Katrina Shanks finally married the
relationally-challenged Eugene Meltsner. His mental equal in every way,
she is a softer, non-hysterical version of Eugene. The star-crossed
intellectuals were born to be together.
Katrina Shanks Meltsner, or 'Trina, as her
friends call her, is a well-loved character on Adventures in Odyssey.
While attending Campbell County Community College, she spent her time
working at the Odyssey library where she met her future husband, Eugene
Meltsner. She and Eugene shared their trials together, complete with
misunderstandings, heartbreak, and even joy in marriage.
Katrina spent a lot of her time in Odyssey
attending college and working part time at both Whit's End and
Several years after meeting Eugene and her
new friends in Odyssey, Katrina became a Christian. That Christmas, she
and Eugene ironically gave the other a Bible as a Christmas gift.
Unfortunately, due to Eugene's atheism, Katrina's better judgment and
obedience to the Bible kept her from growing overly close to Eugene.
Soon after, Katrina had to break off all ties to Eugene, Whit's End, and
the town of Odyssey to allow God to give them space. Katrina disappeared
from Odyssey while Dr. Regis Blackgaard tried to take over the town.
Thankfully, Eugene became a Christian as well. Several tumultuous
misadventures later, Katrina and Eugene tied the knot.
Katrina has always been considered a very
mature and intelligent young woman. Connie Kendall was her close friend in her new
Christianity, and Katrina has always made cautious decisions. She has
been characterized as one who doesn't like to jump into things unless
Katrina survives her father, Armitage
Shanks, who died as a result of his resistance to Andromeda's evil
schemes. Her mother is still alive.