Christine has been married to Jack for over thirty-five years.  They combined families and raised five terrific kids who have now blessed them with nine wonderful grandchildren. 

She and her husband currently live in Waukesha county to be closer to her elderly dad.  Her mother passed in 2014.  Christine's parents were married 67 years and were a wonderful example of enduring love.  Jack and Christine winter in Bradenton, Florida. 

Prior to 1995 Christine enjoyed a successful career, working many years in manufacturing - mid level management [heading the Accounting, Human Resources/Benefits/Payroll Departments] then small team managing large real estate projects [Golf Course & Condo Design & Construction, Residential built-outs, Strip malls/Office and land management] in Arizona, Georgia, South Dakota and WI. 

In 1995 she deliberately changed the focus of her career, going from the corporate business world to local community based organizations specifically serving populations with important humanitarian and charitable missions.  The years following her decision proved to be full of new challenges and more deep satisfaction than she ever anticipated. 
 
After more than eight years as the Administrator & COO of a well respected church, she retired in 2007.  One of her friends suggested she go through the process to become a non-denominational minister... but that idea really didn't blossom then. 

Retirement didn't prove to be so fulfilling (she jokes that she read every book available and got sick of packing a suitcase to travel, she also took a short term assignment at NBC - for GE (Yoh) so when a second opportunity arose to consider ministry she jumped at the chance. 

Christine obtained her credentials initially as an ordained ULC non-denominational minister to provide religious and non-religious officiating services for weddings, renewal of vow services, partner commitments, infant naming/welcoming and dedication ceremonies and much more. 

 
She now holds multiple clergy credentials through churches and spiritual organizations that respect all people and all religious and non-religious philosophiesHer couples have begun to call her their "PRIVATE PASTOR" and she cherishes that title!
 
When asked 'why she got involved in ministry', Christine readily and happily says,  "Being with people 'in love' is a gift... a wonderful gift, and I am blessed and made better with each couple I meet and each family I serve.  Helping families through life's other moments that are part of our cycle of life is also a very special privilege." 

In addition to weddings, Christine also provides special services for 
Funerals, Hospital/hospice vigils, Home Blessings, Healing & prayer services for families and individuals grieving and going through loss or trauma. 
She has a real interest in furthering her own spirituality and being of service to others. 

When Christine "actually" retires, she looks forward to writing about her wonderful experiences in ministry.

(Christine regularly provides mentoring and career counseling services, and accepts public speaking engagements on range of topics related to her ministry and career.  She also volunteers to work with those who are experiencing difficulty finding employment, on a case by case basis, and as time allows.)

 

 
** Rev. Chris has ordinations in good standing with: the Universal Life Church (CA), Church of Spiritual Humanism and the Church of Seven Planes.  She has specifically chosen her affiliations with churches that are respectful of everyone's beliefs and religious philosophies. These are world wide churches of  "community" and not necessarily or solely of bricks and mortar.