Pastor Christephor hails from Louisville, Kentucky and received his Master of Divinity at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. In his formation to be a Pastor he had the privilege to serve St. Pauls House, Bonaventure House, and Resurrection Lutheran in Chicago; Faith Lutheran in Fort Wayne, Indiana; and St. Paul Lutheran in Arlington, Massachusetts. Christephor also worked for two years as the Communications and Development Coordinator for Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, an organization that affirms and supports LGBTQIA+ rostered leaders and those pursuing a call to rostered leadership. He is a member of Proclaim, the professional organization for Lutheran pastors, deacons, candidates, and seminarians who publicly identify as LGBTQIA+.
As a second (maybe third) career Pastor, Christephor also has an extensive background in the performing arts, including work as a dancer and choreographer, actor, costume designer and director (BA theatre and dance/Bard College; MFA dance/University of Hawaii). Prior to entering seminary, Christephor worked as the Program Manager for the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts and completed a Master of Arts in Spirituality at Bellarmine University in Louisville. Christephor lives in Portland with his husband Donald and three cats: Ariel, Eliot, and Sylvia.
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