Rev Kristin Warthen

Senior Pastor

When she’s not listening to a podcast, reading a book, watching a movie (or telling family and friends about one of those things), Rev. Kristin Warthen can probably be found exploring new ways to connect people with God and one another.


Kristin came to ministry by taking the long, circuitous path. Raised
outside the church, Kristin began attending a small Southern Baptist church when she was 13, grasped the depth of God’s love for her at 16, and went to Howard Payne University at 17. It was at Howard Payne, a small Baptist school in Brownwood, Texas, that she made two important discoveries:


1. Her high school sweetheart, Joshua, was in fact the person with whom she wanted to build a life
2.  She is not Southern Baptist


After finding a theological home in the United Methodist Church, Kristin became a candidate for ministry, graduated with her M.Div. from Brite Divinity School, and received an appointment to White’s Chapel UMC in July 2018 where she served as the Pastor for Marriage and Family Ministries. Prior to this appointment, Kristin served in camping ministry, youth ministry, and ministry in the East District offices of the United Methodist Church. Somewhere along the way, she also married that high school sweetheart, had two sweet-spirited (or sweet and spirited, depending on the day) daughters, taught high school English, and traveled the nation as a National Sales Trainer and Instructional Designer in the telecommunications industry.


Following God’s call to church ministry full-time, Kristin gets to live her passion of serving God and others exploring how we who call ourselves Christ-followers can seek justice and offer hope to a world craving both. Kristin is thrilled to join St. Andrews UMC as this community’s reputation for seeking justice and offering the hope of Christ precedes it—and joining in this work with this community excites her!

Debbie Armstrong

Business Manager

Glen Green

Facilities Manager

DJ SUllivan

Music Ministry