Christine Browder, a native of Dallas, Texas, is the associate director of mobilization at BJC. She provides resources and opportunities that empower individuals and congregations to take action and engage effectively in supporting religious liberty in their local communities and nationwide.
Before coming to BJC, Browder served as the director of government relations and strategic partnerships at Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative. In that role, she served as liaison to elected officials and government agencies as well as national nonprofit partners. Browder oversaw training and support for staff, local community partners, lay leaders and student groups on effective advocacy, mobilization and engagement. She previously worked at the Texas Hunger Initiative as the No Kid Hungry Campaign Manager and Faith-Based Initiatives Coordinator, and she worked on community organizing and poverty-related projects in Texas, Mississippi and West Virginia. Browder also served in both paid and volunteer ministry positions in Texas, Connecticut, South Africa, Lebanon and Turkey.
A graduate of Baylor University, Browder earned Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity degrees from the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work and George W. Truett Theological Seminary respectively. She was ordained to the Gospel ministry by Wilton Baptist Church in Wilton, Connecticut.