We have called Chris to start February 1, 2016, following the retirement of Martie McMane, our current Senior Minister, on January 31, 2016.
Chris has served as Associate Pastor and Pastor at Large of Wellesley Congregational Church
(Village Church) in Massachusetts since 2003, and Director of the Pastoral Excellence Network
since January 2013.
She received her Master of Divinity degree from Boston University School of Theology.
Chris is an experienced, spiritually grounded, confident, humble servant of God.
She is a visionary leader who is passionate about worship, growing in faith together and leadership development.
husband Phil and sons Sam and Nicki will relocate to Boulder from Arlington MA.
We are overjoyed - for us and for her
- that Spirit has brought us together.
I invite you to learn more about Chris at her
personal website: http://www.christinabauman.com.
You'll find a description of her
pastoral journey, sermons, writings and a photo of her
Finally, I wish to thank Martie
again for her
gracious and generous gift of notifying us of her
retirement eighteen months in advance of that date.
It has provided us a path forward in a unique and inspiring way.
We are ever so grateful.
Calling our next senior minister is the culmination of eighteen months of work by Martie as our chief of staff, the Church Council, the Personnel Committee, the Transition Team and the Ministerial Selection Committee to develop and implement a smooth succession planning process.
Watch the Weekly Update and Bulletin over the coming months for news from the Transition Team about our celebrations of Martie's ministry.