Meet Reverend Christie"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." - Audrey Hepburn
A native of Fairfield, CT, Rev. Christie has lived in Raleigh, NC, since her days as an undergraduate student at NC State. Christie’s own life experiences have equipped her well to be an Interfaith / Interspiritual minister. Her father is a devout Catholic, and her grandfather on her mother’s side of the family was Jewish. Her great great grandfather was a Rabbi. Christie was raised Catholic, and she became an Episcopalian in her 20’s. She then spent a number of years searching for spiritual grounding and meaning, and so she can truly relate to those who have more questions than answers about spirituality. She, too, views herself to be more spiritual than religious, and she has woven aspects of many wisdom traditions into her own spiritual practice. Christie’s own search for meaning led her to One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in NYC. Her time in seminary was truly amazing and life-changing. Christie has found her spiritual home in a non-denominational spiritual community in Raleigh, Unity of the Triangle.
When Rev. Christie is not creating and officiating sacred ceremonies, she leads the HR organization in North Carolina for a biotechnology company. She loves this work and the opportunity it presents to help her colleagues to learn, grow and to create meaningful connections and working relationships so that they can do work that has a huge impact on the lives of the patients. A former college professor at Peace College (now William Peace University) Christie’s deep professional background and the work for which she has the most passion is in leadership development. All three of Christie’s degrees are from NC State including a BA in Communication, an MA in Liberal Studies and her Doctorate in Adult Education / Human Resource Development. Christie is a skilled communicator and coach, and she received her certification in Executive Coaching from Duke University. She holds the credential of Board Certified Coach (BCC).
Rev. Christie considers herself to be lucky and blessed to be married to her best friend and the love of her life, Charles. She lives in Raleigh with Charles and their three cats – George, Karma, and Henry.
“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa