The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Westwood Presbyterian Church, Los Angeles, CA

The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian is pastor and head of staff of Westwood Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles, CA.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana, and earned her master of divinity degree from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, CT, and her doctor of ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Before coming to Los Angeles in 2019, she served churches in the Chicago area, as well as Columbus, OH and Portland, OR. Most recently she served as V.P. for Advancement at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

An accomplished writer, her work frequently appears in the Christian Century, Presbyterian Outlook, and other publications. Her most recent book, Cryptomnesia, examines parallels between the challenges of the early church and our own time. She has also contributed to commentaries Connections, Feasting on the Word, and Feasting on the Gospels.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian

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Christine Chakoian: God's Vision

Tuesday September 28, 2021
Dr. Chris Chakoian says this Sunday, Christians across the globe are celebrating World Communion Sunday - a day when we are urged to embrace the biblical vision of unity and peace. Not as a far-off dream, but as Christ’s calling to us right now.

A Guiding Voice

Tuesday October 29, 2013
In her All Saints' Sunday sermon on the "great cloud of witnesses" in Hebrews 11, Dr. Chris Chakoian says that though it’s important to appreciate the present, and to look to the future with hope, the most important orientation toward time may be a positive appreciation of the past. The more we savor memories of relationships and let go of grudges, connect to our roots and let go of our forebears’ failings, the better grounded and centered we will be.

The Christian Citizen: What Does the Lord Require of Us?

Tuesday October 22, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Chris Chakoian helps us grapple with Jesus' difficult teaching to render to God what is God’s and to Caesar what is Caesar’s (Matthew 22:15-22). Everything belongs to our sovereign God””so rendering to God what is God’s means rendering everything to God: putting all our choices, all our power, all our relationships, all our resources towards God’s will.