Rev. Kris Light
Pastor Kris Light has been serving as Sr. Minister of UniPlace since January 1, 2012. Early in her tenure, the congregation identified its mission as connecting campus and community through Christ. With an outward facing posture, in recent years the church has poured its energy into serving Champaign-Urbana neighborhoods in partnership with UIUC volunteers, interns, and many different student organizations. Pastor Kris has a passion for coming alongside learners of all ages, encouraging them to test new ideas, gain competency, and build meaningful relationships.
It is in this context that she has led the congregation in an expanding commitment to Creation care through advocacy and action in areas of environmental concern, addressing food insecurity, supporting spiritual work to confront racism, and providing hands-on experiences for preschoolers through adults in embracing a healthier approach to growing and preparing food.