Associate Pastor Rev. Kris Watson is a licensed attorney in private practice, and a visionary spiritual leader. Rev. Kris leads Safe Haven's initiative called SAFE HAVEN EMERGES, a cluster of five ministries that take the love of God outside the walls of the church At Safe Haven UCC, Rev. Kris serves on the Executive Council, leads the Evangelism ministry, preaches and teaches the gospel, plans worship
services and events, and provides spiritual counseling to the congregation.
In her tenure at Safe Haven, in addition to assisting the pastor in the spiritual leadership of the church, Kris has been responsible for creating and maintaining the website and three Facebook pages, including Safe Haven Prayz, a page dedicated to international intercessory prayer.
Kris is a graduate of Vassar College, Fordham University School of Law and the New York Theological Seminary, where she received her Masters of Divinity Degree, receiving the Larry and Inez Perry Award for Excellence in Biblical Scholarship.
Rev. Kris is the immediate past Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Association of New York Conference UCC, and is the chair of the Committee on Ministry of the Metropolitan Association of the New York Conference, UCC. She was ordained to Christian Ministry on June 18, 2016 with full rights and privileges in the United Church of Christ .
Kris is a gifted preacher, teacher, attorney, trainer, group facilitator, non-profit consultant, and grant writer. Kris yields herself to God, offering her gifts for the building of the Beloved Community of God.