Rev. Christy Drechsel was born in San Diego, California, but moved to Texas when she was 2. Since all of her childhood memories are of her time growing up in Alvin, Texas, she considers herself a Texan. Christy moved to Fort Worth 20 years ago and has called North Texas home ever since. She graduated from Brite Divinity School in May of 2012 and was ordained the following August. Prior to her studies at Brite, she received a Masters of Science in Human Resources and Training with an emphasis in Conflict Management and a Bachelor of Science from Texas Christian University in Speech Communications.
Like many ministers, Christy ran from her call for quite awhile. In that time, she managed a hotel and sold tile. What she didn’t realize is that while she thought she was running from her call, God was in control, walking her toward a better understanding of that call. All of the experiences in those years has informed who Christy is as a minister today.
Christy has served First Christian Church of Fort Worth in various roles since 2009. As Associate Minister there, she has the privilege of not only serving the congregation, but also those who come to the Community Eye Clinic which is housed in the church and serves the under-served in our community. When she is not spending her hours at the church, she is enjoying quality time on a lake somewhere in North Texas with her husband, Mike, and daughter, Avery. And of course, she doesn’t miss a TCU Football game, GO FROGS!
Christy’s understanding of church came from watching her mother lead at First Christian Church of Alvin and the MANY church camps she attended. Creating space for youth to experience God is what has called Christy to return year after year to camp. Her hope is tor create those same spaces for the congregations of the Trinity Brazos Area. She is excited for the new model of collaborative ministry and the many opportunities it will provide the Trinity Brazos Area.
Contact at CDrechsel@ccsw.org