Welcome to Cristina Adams, our new Associate Pastor of Children, Youth, & Families!
Pastor Cristina has arrived and is settling in here in Lawrence, has almost completed her quarantine, and is ready to begin getting to know everyone. She’ll receive an orientation to her church surroundings (office, building, etc.), and will participate in worship beginning Sunday, 1/17/2021.
Pastor Cristina grew up in American Baptist Churches, a preacher’s kid like many in our congregation, worked in children’s ministry since she was a young person, and youth ministry as she got older. She has worked at a variety of types of churches, including different denominations, and graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PCUSA) in December 2020. Cristina has been specifically trained in Godly Play, an approach to children’s ministry that begins with the belief that children have an innate sense of the presence of God, and helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language, and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Cristina has a heart for young people and families, a love for the American Baptist Churches, and is happy to be able to return to the Midwest.
Again, welcome, Pastor Cristina!