Speaker: Pastor Kristen Cervantes

Better known as “Pastor Kris”, Kris Cervantes has served as UUWaco’s minister since September 2014. She is a lifelong UU and native Texan. She also serves the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco, Texas. She received her MDiv (with honors) and a certificate in Sexual and Gender Justice Studies from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth. She serves on the board of the Greater Waco Interfaith Conference and the Clergy Advisory Board for Planned Parenthood of Central Texas. Kris lives in a little brick house with her husband Robert, son Gabriel (17), and a variety of four-legged family members, as well as lots of books (and dog hair)! Her older son Jack (19) studies print-making and fine arts at UNT. In her spare time, Kris reads (everything), paints, sings, talks to her garden, and drinks far too much coffee with friends.

Keeping the Faith: Self-forgiveness and Accountability

This Sunday, we’ll explore ideas of personal and communal accountability. Is self-forgiveness possible–or appropriate?–in the face of our current collective come-uppance? Or perhaps it’s all right to make space for self-forgiveness, while still making concrete amends for our many sins: against the environment, the marginalized, … read more.

Keeping the Faith: Renewing Our Deep Covenants

I chose the series title “Keeping the Faith” because the liturgical calendar we follow names September’s theme to be “Renewal.” As Unitarian Universalists, covenants of right action and relationship lie at the heart of our faith in its deepest roots, from its ancient history to … read more.

Meanwhile, Life Goes On

The ancient Hebrew story of Job has a few wise things to say about enduring the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. What can it teach modern UUs about enduring our own outrages and heart break? Join Pastor Kris Cervantes for a trip back in … read more.

Hope’s Journey

As we struggle with species-wide existential challenges, heart-break and hopelessness become companions on the road. When and where is it all right to give up hope? And where do we find meaning in that action? Join Pastor Kris Cervantes and Worship Associate Jen Mason for … read more.