Kris Christensen

The Rev. Kris Christensen is an Episcopal priest and the executive director of West Central Episcopal Mission, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane.

The Poor Pay the Price

A year ago we surveyed low-income guests gathered at the free weekly dinner we offer at West Central Episcopal Mission. The question was “What resources do you find hard to get in West Central?”

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Mother May I (Call you Mother)?

Ryan wants me to pray for him because he is going to the hospital to have a bionic spine installed. Ryan lives at Mallon Place — a home for the mentally ill a few blocks from West Central Episcopal Mission. He has schizophrenia. He neither knows nor cares how to properly address a priest. He only cares that I pray for him.

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An unexpected street baptism in West Central

A few Fridays ago, at 4:30 in the afternoon, about 10 of us — board members and volunteers — gathered at West Central Episcopal Mission to perform a cleansing and blessing of our several properties, buildings and land that had been home to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for over 100 years. It was not a good day to be late.

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