As was announced a few weeks ago, Pastor Anna is leaving WUMC to become the lead of the Auburn Wesley Cooperative Parish Ministries at Auburn University. On Sunday, December 4, it was announced the bishop intends to appoint the Rev. Dr. Krista Givens at the interim pastor from January 1, 2017, to June 30, 2017, at which time a permanent pastor will be appointed.
Pastor Krista comes to us after having spent 4 years in Hawaii at Kona UMC. She also served Hamburg’s International UMC in Germany, Westchester UMC in Los Angeles, and Kailua UMC in Hawaii. She earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Scripps College and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Claremont School of Theology. She was ordained as an Elder in the California-Pacific Conference in 2005.
Pastor Krista is also the Executive Director and Founder of a non-profit that supports education for children in India, Friends of Padhar Schools. She loves photography, art, and her adorable dog Po.