Christina Cavener

Christina Cavener is the Minister of Education and Programs. She began working at Grace in 2009 as the Youth Director and now oversees the education, spiritual formation, and fellowship opportunities for children, youth, and adults.  As an undergraduate, she worked with college students at the Denton Wesley Foundation and served as the Assistant Youth Director at First UMC, Rockwall. For ten months, she lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo volunteering as a teacher and orphanage worker where she helped a child receive prosthetic legs and provided orphans’ basic needs through donations. In May 2011, Christina graduated from SMU Perkins School of Theology with a Master of Theological Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Currently, Christina serves as Chair of the Reconciling Ministries Board for the North Texas Conference. She served as Chair of the Global Ministries Board for three years. She is a trained TWU and SMU Ally to the LGBTIQA community and a trained Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Outreach Advocate.

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