I’m Christopher Marlin-Warfield.

I believe in the power of charitable giving to change lives: the lives of the people who have wealth and the lives of people in need. My passion, calling, and ministry is centered on helping people come together to do good through the charitable giving of time, talent, and treasure.

my experience

I’ve been a development and communications professional since 2006, when I began working at Chicago Theological Seminary. After my time at the Seminary, I worked at Northeast Ohio Medical University, where I managed the annual fund and advancement services. Since 2012, I’ve served as Church Relations Associate at Back Bay Mission, managing fundraising and communications between the Mission and its constituents in the United Church of Christ. I also consult occasionally.

In my free time, I volunteer with a variety of organizations and expressions of the United Church of Christ. In these roles, I’ve designed and created websites, implemented social media strategies, and worked with teams on fundraising and stewardship.

I hold a bachelor of arts from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where I majored in philosophy with a focus on religion, ethics, and social philosophy. I also hold a master of divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. In 2015, I became a Certified Fund Raising Executive. My current academic interests are focused on the theology, philosophy, and history of charity.



Back Bay Mission (2012 - present)

Church Relations Associate (2012 – present)

Biloxi, Mississippi |   thebackbaymission.org

Northeast Ohio Medical University (2009 - 2012)

Coordinator, Annual Fund and Advancement Services (2011 – 2012)

Specialist, Alumni and Development (2009 – 2011)

 Rootstown, Ohio |  neomed.edu

Chicago Theological Seminary (2006 - 2009)

Special Assistant to the President (2008 – 2009)

Interim Coordinator of Development Operations (2008)

Development Assistant (2006 – 2008)

 Chicago, Illinois | ctschicago.edu



Church of Peace, United Church of Christ

Stewardship Committee (2014 – present)

Beyond Cool Task Force (2014 – 2015)

Rock Island, Illinois |   churchofpeaceucc.org

United Church of Christ, Congregational

Endowment Committee (2011 – 2012)

Lay Preacher (2009 – 2012)

Stewardship Committee (2009 – 2012)

Website Committee (2009 – 2012)

Medina, Ohio |   uccmedina.org



The Fundraising School

Principles and Techniques of Fundraising (2011)

Indianapolis, Indiana |  philanthropy.iupui.edu/the-fund-raising-school

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Fundamentals of Fundraising (2010)


Chicago Theological Seminary

Master of Divinity (2006)

Internships (through the Center for Community Transformation): Juvenile Justice Diversion Project, Near Northwest Neighborhood Network, Primera Iglesia Congregacional

Clinical Pastoral Education: Northwestern Memorial Hospital

 Chicago, Illinois | ctschicago.edu

Knox College

Bachelor of Arts (2000)

Galesburg, Illinois | knox.edu

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