Hi I’m Christina Rees-Fletcher
Kansas Citian. Hoosier. Youth Director. Student. Tiger.
But, overall I'm a builder.
I build connections with people, from the ground up, with all my heart. Jeremiah 31:4 states, “Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt.” This verse is what I try to lend my life to each day.
Originally from Indianapolis, I balanced school work, competitive softball and church alongside many other activities. Connecting with the world around me has always been important to who I am, ensuring people knew who I was, what I stood for, and knowing that I offered a listening ear and helping hand when necessary.
During my high school career at Lawrence Central, I spent countless hours on my skills to grow as a softball player and leader, however the sport would eventually lead to a severe shoulder injury that took me out of the game. During this time I joined our Show Choir community and took to the stage. You can see a video of that here. The broad variety of my life passions allowed me to grow into the outgoing and colorful person I would become. I took what I learned with me to Columbia, Missouri.
The University of Missouri. M-I-Z! Mizzou had been a part of my life forever as both of my parents were alumni, however, I learned what it meant to have true college spirit once my feet hit the ground there. During my first year, I joined Residence Hall Government as the Treasurer and participated in MizzouThon for the first time. By my sophomore year I was on leadership for MizzouThon, joined STRIPES, the Mizzou safe-driving program and Sigma Phi Lambda, a Christian Sorority. Junior year, I also joined The Chronic Project and soon became President. Each of these organizations, and my college experience as a whole, taught me countless life lessons about the world, communities I lived in, and my faith.
Activism for those who are unheard, unspoken for, and mistreated became a center point for my life during those four years. I realized I had more to offer the world than just going with the flow and accepting life for what it was. I strive to connect people from all backgrounds, communities, faiths, ethnicity groups, and socio-economic realities to one another through honest and deep relationships that take time and care.
With that mission in mind - I have started my Master of Mission and Discipleship at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary to open doors to all peoples for these relationships.