Rev. Dr. Christine Roush
American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Work Phone: 800.222.3872, x2019
The Rev. Dr. Christine Roush is invested in her ministry as mission engagement specialist for American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) because she wholeheartedly believes that, when organizations and individuals collaborate, they can accomplish so much more than they can accomplish alone.
“The world is in desperate need of Jesus,” she says. “And we can serve more effectively as His hands and feet when we work together.”
ABHMS’ aligned action networks, Roush explains, are designed to serve the priorities of people and churches in the geographical areas where the networks are formed. This grassroots approach ensures that solutions to challenges have the greatest potential for impact because the solutions are being driven by those who are living and working in that particular geographical area. Networks help individuals in the mission they care most about by connecting them with resources and partners who can help them succeed.
“I want to create connections at the grassroots level that have the capacity to impact our communities with positive change,” she says. “We can make a difference in everything from poverty to discipleship, if we begin to work together and share our best practices and resources. I want to be a part of bringing people together and creating networks to achieve ABHMS’ mission priorities of cultivating leaders, equipping disciples and transforming communities.”
Roush points out that she not only wants to make a difference for Christ in the place where she lives and serves but also desires to impact God’s kingdom.
“My goal is to connect others who are passionate about the Great Commission in new ways so that we can make the world a better place for all God’s people,” she says. “As we work together, we can discover all the things we have in common, and move beyond what separates us.”
Roush says her free time is spent hiking and traveling with family.
“One of my favorite places,” she says, “is sitting by just about any body of water—especially if it involves a fishing pole.”
- D.Min., Portland (Ore.) Seminary, 2008
- M.A., History, State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta
- B.S., Social Science Education/Political Science, SUNY
- Pastor, Cedar Hills Baptist Church, Beaverton, Ore., 2016-present
- COO and vice president of Advancement, Rainbow Acres, Camp Verde, Ariz., 2008-2016
- Associate executive minister, minister of mission and executive director, Arrah Wanna Ministries, American Baptist Churches of Oregon, 1999-2009
- Ordination: Oct. 6, 1991
- Birthday: Nov. 11
HOME MISSION HIGHLIGHT:
- The aligned action networks model is a groundbreaking way to serve people and communities as the hands and feet of Christ.