We have a dynamic speaker joining us November 6th!

The Reverend Christopher Craun (she/ her) joined the Diocesan Staff for Bishop Akiyama in Oregon in December of 2021 as the Missioner for Thriving Congregations.

She brings her experience of being the Rector of a bilingual/multicultural congregation, St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church in Portland from 2009-2021. During her tenure, she focused on developing year-round stewardship, creating a community of belonging, and sought opportunities for advocacy.

Currently, she consults with congregations in transition, assists in launching Diocesan wide programs, accompanies ves- tries seeking to create change in their churches, and facilitates groups through conflict resolution. She is also a Quali- fied Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

Christopher brings her love of team sports, youth ministry, immigrant justice, and her son, Jack. She enjoys the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest and impromptu dance parties.

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