Ecumenical Campus Ministry (ECM) at Kansas State University called Rev. Christian Watkins as Campus Pastor. She will provide pastoral and programmatic leadership to support K-State students in exploring their spiritual beliefs through fellowship, study, and service.
A fifth-generation Disciple, Watkins is returning to her home state of Kansas after serving most recently as a mission co-worker in Istanbul, Turkey with Global Ministries. Prior to that, she was in congregational ministry with the United Church of Christ in Connecticut. Watkins graduated from the University of Kansas and Yale Divinity School. Her ministerial passions include interfaith and ecumenical partnership initiatives.
Watkins enjoys writing musical liturgy, spending time with her family, and blues dancing. She begins her time as Campus Pastor with enthusiasm for ECM’s incredible witness at K-State and in the Manhattan community. She is excited by the challenge of faithfully serving neighbor, whether in the Flint Hills or across the ocean.
Watkins’ parents are members of Parsons FCC and active regional leaders as well. Her mother Di represents the Christian Church in Kansas on the General Board, and her father, Mark, chairs the region’s Personnel Committee.