Senior Pastor, Saint Andrew Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Rev. Erin Wathen serves as the Senior Pastor at Saint Andrew Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Kansas City suburbs. As a Kentucky native and long-time desert dweller, now living on the prairie, she values a rich landscape of faith in both writing and preaching. Her husband, Jeremy, is stay-home dad to their two young children and a great little wonder dog named Van Halen (who has a pretend cape and a British accent.)
Erin is the 2010 recipient of the Fred Craddock Award for Excellence in Preaching. She’s also been recognized for gifts of congregational transformation, creative stewardship, and an evolving approach to worship and community life. In addition to being a family girl, pastor and writer, Erin is an occasional yogi and an accomplished domestic disaster. Which means she cooks a lot, but not necessarily well.
Last month, Adam Hamilton shared this post about marriage equality in the United Methodist Church. Hamilton is a public figure, an authoritative voice not just within his own denomination, but within all of mainline Protestantism.