The Reverend Carol Ann Crabb grew up on the outskirts of Buffalo, New York. First attending Syracuse University, she received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Buffalo and an M.S. in Library Science at Syracuse. Her first work was in a medical library and later as a college librarian in northern New York.
In 1970 she learned of the International Community of Christ. She received ordination in 1974. Rev. Crabb moved to Reno in 1975 and has since held numerous administrative positions within the Second Advent Church, including that of Church Librarian. She has been Director of the Church Archives, researcher, and Registrar for the Jamilian University of the Ordained.
As an educator, she has taught Library Science and Religion at the Jamilian Parochial School, served on the School Council Board, and has been a faculty member of the Jamilian University of the Ordained. As a musician, she has played violin and viola with the Church's Sinfonietta and the Andean Explorers Foundation's Orchestra. Rev. Crabb previously served with the Advocates for Religious Rights and Freedoms as Program Coordinator (1981-1989) and on the World Council for Human Spiritual Rights as Assistant to the Chairman (1990-1993).
In 1991, she married the Reverend Lawson V. Crabb.
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