Who I Am
My name is Christopher Marlin-Warfield.
I’m a pastor and a nonprofit development and communications professional. My passion, my mission, and my calling is bringing people together to do good, with a particular focus on serving people who are experiencing poverty and other forms of marginalization.
I am ordained in the United Church of Christ. I have been educated at Knox College, Chicago Theological Seminary, and the Fundraising School at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. I used to be a Certified Fund Raising Executive (you can read about why I’m not one anymore here).
And I am absolutely committed to the charitable mission of the Christian Church.
Want to learn about charity, fundraising and communications, and my experiences as a pastor? Read my blog!
What I'm About
First Congregational United Church of Christ | DeWitt, Iowa | Pastor (2018 to Present)
Back Bay Mission | Biloxi, Mississippi | Church Relations Associate (2012 to 2018)
Northeast Ohio Medical University | Rootstown, Ohio | Coordinator, Annual Fund and Advancement Services (2011 to 2012); Specialist, Alumni and Development (2009 to 2011)
Chicago Theological Seminary | Chicago, Illinois | Special Assistant to the President (2008 to 2009); Interim Coordinator of Development Operations (2008); Development Assistant (2006 to 2008)
Consulting | Various | Churches United of the Quad City Area (2016 – 2018); Metropolitan Community Church of the Quad Cities (2016); United Church of Christ, Congregational (Medina, Ohio) (2014)
The Fundraising School | Indianapolis, Indiana | Developing Major Gifts (2017); Developing Annual Sustainability (2016); Principles and Techniques of Fundraising (2011)
The Council for Health and Human Services Ministries | Cleveland, Ohio | Nollau Institute (2017)
Association of Fundraising Professionals | Columbus, Ohio | Fundamentals of Fundraising (2010)
Chicago Theological Seminary | Chicago, Illinois | M.Div. (2006)
Knox College | Galesburg, Illinois | B.A. (2000)