Bishop Sharon A. Brown Christopher
4040 Woodlawn Dr #30
Nashville TN 37205
Bishop Christopher, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, is a graduate of Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, and has a Master of Divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology, Dallas.
She was ordained an elder in the Wisconsin Conference in 1972, and served as Director of Christian Education, then associate pastor, at First United Methodist Church, Appleton; she served at Butler and Germantown: Calvary United Methodist Churches; and Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Milwaukee, before spending five-and-one-half years as District Superintendent of the Eastern District. She became the assistant to Bishop David Lawson in January, 1986.
In July 1988, was elected to the episcopacy by the North Central Jurisdictional Conference. Her first assignment in that role began in September, 1988, as Resident Bishop of the Minnesota Area. In 1996, she was assigned to the Illinois Area, where she currently still serves.
She is married to the Reverend Charles E. Logsdon Christopher. In their family they have two children, Jeffrey Charles and his spouse Julie, and their daughter Eleanor, and Amy Logsdon Warner, her spouse, Richard, and their son, Max.