The Rev. M. Cristina Paglinauan is Associate Rector for Community Engagement at The Church of the Redeemer http://www.redeemerbaltimore.org/ , a vibrant parish of 725 families and growing, in north Baltimore, where she has served since August 2010. In her current position, she oversees Redeemer’s engagement in Baltimore City through various community partnerships, including two elementary schools and several local non-profits. She also serves on the strategy team of BUILD, Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development, a broad-based power organization and affiliate of Metro-Industrial Areas Foundation, committed to changing Baltimore for the better https://www.buildiaf.org/
Prior to graduating from General Theological Seminary in June 2010 and becoming a priest, Cristina enjoyed a variety of work, learning and travel experiences, including teaching and mentoring underserved and at-risk youth in Baltimore and Colorado; managing a genetics research lab in Boston, MA; serving as a public health intern on the Navajo Reservation in NM; and leading a sailing-service trip bringing together Jewish-Christian-Muslim youth, in Israel. She earned her A.B. in Government from Harvard College and was a 12-year-girl at The Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore. Cristina’s favorite way to spend time is being with her family: husband, David, a high school history teacher and avid baseball fan; their two children, Grace (20), and Ben (13): and Olmsted, their green-eyed, snow white cat.