Christen is in her fourth year of M.Div. studies. She is a second career student discerning God's call on her life day by day expecting to graduate in May '18. She keeps busy shifting hats between wife, mother of 3 little girls, seminarian, and educational ministry partner.
As Vice Moderator, Christen assists the Moderator as necessary and serves as the contact person for seminary Special Interest Groups and for the Palmer students in West Virginia.
"I began seminary studies as an MTS student having no idea why God plucked me out of my 'set' life and career. After two years, I transferred to the M.Div. program and began the PCUSA ordination process. I am not completely sure what happens after May of '18 but I am certain that God will continue to blow me away! Palmer has gifted me a sacred place to learn, to grow, to discern, and to be transformed. I am committed to creating that same space for all students."