Being raised in The Roman Catholic Church, Chris was baptized in Shaker Heights, Ohio in 1993. After deferring confirmation to the age of 17; because, he didn’t feel ready, Chris was later prepared for confirmation through the adult RCIA program.
“I don’t really remember my baptism, I remember my confirmation process in The Catholic Church, but, still feel that I wasn’t spiritually ready, but, was completing it as something that ‘I should & had to do’”. While studying at Cleveland State University, Chris found The Episcopal Church and expressed interest in being received. “For me, that was the first time, I felt that I was making a spiritual and religious decision independently. I was following God’s call and meeting that divine presence where I was in my own spiritual journey. When walking through the baptismal covenant and personally reading and reflecting on the marks of mission of The Episcopal Church, I constantly find myself reflecting on how those marks and proclamations help tell my story, which help me understand God’s presence among us more clearly.”
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