Associate Pastor Rev. Kris Watson is a licensed attorney in private practice, and a visionary spiritual leader. Rev. Kris leads Safe Haven's new initiative called SAFE HAVEN EMERGES. At Safe Haven UCC, 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. Rev. Kris leads Safe Haven EMERGES!, an innovative ministry that takes the love of God outside the walls of the church.
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. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Ministry Degree at New York Theological Seminary.
Rev. Kris currently serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Association of New York Conference UCC, and is the chair of the Ordination and Ministerial Standing Committee, and co- chair of the By-Laws Revision Committee. 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 . Most
importantly, Kris yields herself to God, offering her gifts for the building of the
Beloved Community of God.