Chris_CromDirector of Child Ministry (3K—Grade 5)

Serving St. Francis Borgia Parish since 2007

“While I love the nursing profession and caring for others, because of family circumstances, it was difficult for me to continue working as an RN. Coming to St. Francis Borgia Parish has allowed me to continue caring for people…especially for children and youth….but in a different way. Children and youth are naturally spiritual and when I work with them, they constantly remind me about the important things in life, i.e., God, family, and caring for and sharing with others.”

Education: Bachelor of science degree in nursing; parish nurse certification; graduate work in lay ministry.
Prior experience: A variety of nursing positions including ICU and nursing instructor. A variety of ministry positions, both paid and volunteer, including director of religious education and coordinator for grades 3-5.
Hobbies/Interests: Mission trips (I’ve been on 10+ trips); traveling (I spent a month in Russia); and reading.
Family: My husband Ken, and our “conglomerate of kids” ranging from school age to adulthood.