Christine Coy Fohr- Head Pastor
Christine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology with honors from Rhodes College with research in Disparities in the Integration of Roma People throughout Eastern Europe. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary with research in Contemporary Studies in Ecumenism: Edinburgh 2010 and World Communion of Reformed Churches. She was ordained in 2011. She has worked with Mission Service Recruitment as an intern in the denomination’s World Mission offices, as a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Young Adult Volunteer in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and with South Louisville Ministries. Regionally, she served as Pastoral Associate at First Presbyterian Church in Owensboro, Kentucky, Co-director at JustFaith Ministries, Interim Director of Christian Education and Community Outreach at Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, and Consultant for Mission Leaders with Presbyterian World Mission. From 2015 to 2020, she served as Pastor/Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church, Owensboro.
Christine has a gift for preaching that is sincere and authentic. She loves to preach and is passionate about the sacraments. She is thoughtful and deliberate in shaping worship with a team. Her services are put together holistically, weaving together music, prayer and sermons. She has a gift of creative leadership relating to all ages in the congregation. She has helped start innovative programs, building fellowship and community. She knows how to encourage people that the Spirit can use their gifts even when they might feel uncomfortable about it. Mission has been an important part of Christine’s ministry. She has a heart for mission, knowing best, just practices for doing mission locally and globally. She is stable and grounded in love. The prevailing fact about all of these gifts is that Christine shares them with grace, dignity and a joyful spirit. She is an intelligent, strong leader.
Christine and her husband, Rob, met on the campus of Louisville Seminary as part of the orientation for the PC(USA)’s Young Adult Volunteer program. Rob and Christine have two daughters. Both girls are a whirlwind of joy to their parents, who love getting to glimpse the world through their children’s eyes.
Read Christine’s Statement of Faith here.