Our Pastor Rev. Christine Coy Fohr

Rev. Christine Coy Fohr

Christine first sensed a call to ministry while serving as a Young Adult Volunteer in Belfast, Northern Ireland. While there, she saw how religion could be used both as a weapon to divide and as a tool for reconciliation. When she returned home, she prayed she would find ways to continue the work of healing, reconciliation and service in Christ’s name.

After working in Presbyterian World Mission to recruit a new class of Young Adult Volunteers (www.pcusa.org/yav), she enrolled at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She was ordained to her work at JustFaith Ministries, a faith-based non-profit that offers social justice education programs for congregations across the country. Following that, she served on the staff of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Christine came to First Presbyterian Church in November of 2015. She came with her husband, Rob, who serves as the Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Office of Faith-Based Investing and Corporate Engagement. They have two young daughters who bring them incredible joy alongside a constant appreciation of caffeine.

Christine is a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology and Sociology. She studied at Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration and served as an intern at the European Roma Rights Center.