Justice Advocacy and Outreach Manager
Christian is joining the staff of the NCC in a newly created position to serve as Justice Advocacy and Outreach Manager. In this role, he will help elevate NCC’s work on ending mass incarceration and racism as well as develop a mini-grants program to support ministries involved in this work. Most recently, Christian served as the 2019-20 Wendland Fellow for Faith and Justice of the General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church. As a Wendland Fellow, he was tasked with leading and participating in the coordination of the Advocates for Justice initiative with the North and Central Texas Annual Conferences, equipping laity and clergy justice-seekers to be deployed for faithful actions in the local, state and federal civic arenas. Christian also has experience in communications, development and advocacy/justice work, skills which he will bring together in this new role. He has worked on community advocacy issues with Faith in Texas, a multi-racial, interfaith movement for economic and racial justice in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and serves on the Community Bail Fund of North Texas Board of Directors as Secretary.
Christian has a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology with a concentration in Urban Ministry focused in Social Justice. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing from Loyola University New Orleans. Christian was born and baptized into the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, and from the age of fifteen, was raised United Methodist under the esteemed pastorate of the Rev. Dr. Zan W. Holmes, Jr. and others at St. Luke “Community” UMC in East Dallas.
“The Prophet Micah (6:8) reminds us of our duty to God and community through making justice happen, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God, and that is exactly what Christian aspires to do.”