The Rev. Dr. Karen R. Moritz was born in Sanford, FL and ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in Jacksonville. As a "navy brat" and minister she has lived all over the US in the south, east and midwest. Her mother, brother, nieces and nephews currently reside in Council Bluffs, IA. Karen has served as a hospital chaplain, parish pastor and university chaplain in various places around the country. Most recently she served as a Mission Coworker in Prague, Czech Republic. She worked as an Ecumenical Relations Facilitator with the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren. The ECCB is the largest Protestant denomination in the Czech Republic and Karen worked as a bridge between Czech and US congregations and individuals. She also worked with English speaking individuals and groups traveling to the Czech Republic. Karen has now returned to Lincoln, NE where she is serving as the Pastor at First Christian Church. She loves to read and enjoys music of all types. She is a movie buff and descries herself as a "SciFi geek", and a big Doctor Who and Star Trek fan. She also enjoys learning languages; while in Prague she learned some Czech and began studying German. She has studied Spanish in the past and hopes to learn more of that language. Karen loves to travel and while living in Prague she traveled extensively around the Czech Republic, throughout Europe, and made a return visit to Egypt.
You can call Karen at the FCC office at 402-475-4289 or on her cell phone at 402-570-7827.
Mark Miller serves as Director of Music Ministries and Organist at First Christian Church, a position he has held since 1986. Mark is a graduate of Hastings College, Hastings, NE (Bachelor of Music, organ performance) and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Master of Music, organ performance). He guides and oversees the vocal, handbell, and instrumental ensembles of the church. Mark is also Organist of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun (The South Street Temple) in Lincoln. A long-time member of the Lincoln Chapter: American Guild of Organists, Mark has served on its executive board in various capacities and as co-chair of the Lincoln Organ Showcase concert series.
In addition to his activities as a church and temple musician, Mark is President of Bedient Pipe Organ Company.
Cheryl has been the Administrative Assistant at FCC for over 13 years, and a Lincoln resident most of her life. She and her husband Brett have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Cheryl is also a pianist and private piano teacher. She enjoys opportunities to play for worship services at SouthPointe Christian Church. In her free time, Cheryl enjoys gardening, baking and reading, and has been involved with FCC's book club since it began in 2005. She has graduated from the Emmaus Road Discipleship School 3-year program.
Join us for Worship:
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays at 12:10 p.m.
Service of Installation
for Rev. Dr. Karen Moritz
Sunday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 10 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Church Parking Lot, 17th & K