The Brian, Keri and Molly Christensen family returns to Fowler for Missouri to be guest speakers for Missouri Day Church in the Park.

The Brian, Keri and Molly Christensen family returns to Fowler for Missouri to be guest speakers for Missouri Day Church in the Park.

Next fall the Christensen family begins their third year of life and service in Taiyuan, China. Prior to that they both served in leadership at a local fellowship in Fort Collins, Colorado, for 20 years. In addition to teaching at a university they serve as assistant directors of Member Care for China. This involves giving care and counsel to teachers and their families who serve on 40 different campuses all over China. They help oversee a team of Member Care Specialists who make sure their people (almost 500 serving in China) are healthy and thriving in every way. They make around seven trips of 4-5 days each semester and love caring for people and pointing them to the One true caregiver.

Brian is the son of Bob and Judy (whom they lost in 2001) Christensen and grew up in Fowler, attending second to ninth grades, graduating from Canon City High School in 1987. He has a BS degree from Colorado State University (1994) and two MA degrees from Denver Seminary — Youth & Family Min. (1999) and Counseling (2013). He has a passion for being a husband and dad, walking alongside fellow sojourners in this temporary world, pointing others to the lover of their souls, music and celebrating with friends and family. On the frivolous side he enjoys both playing and watching sports (CSU Rams and the Denver Broncos/Nuggets), exploring new sights, sounds and tastes ... especially with friends and family.

Keri grew up in Arvada, where her family owns and runs a third generation meat market called "Edwards Meats" (she was a meat snob before moving to CN). She also graduated from CSU (1995) with a BS in psychology and has an MA in counseling from Colorado Christian University (2001). She has always had a passion for encouraging young women to be all that He created them to be, which has morphed over the years into a devotion for mentoring in the areas of parenting and wife-ing. She enjoys card playing, reading (historical fiction is her favorite), and anything related to British period dramas.

Molly was born in Fort Collins and knew of only one home and one school before moving across the globe. She will begin 10th grade this fall (part-time homeschooling and part-time at Shanxi Evergreen International School). She likes being around people and has always loved small children. She likes sports (basketball, volleyball and swimming), movies (action, fantasy and Disney), art, baking, music (recently started learning guitar) and exploring.

Join the Christensen family at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday July 17 as they share about their journey at Missouri Day Church in the Park service. Don't forget the community choir will meet 30 minutes prior to the service for practice. Bring your favorite chair and enjoy fellowship with your community.