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Scott Crosby 

Ministry Director, Christian Union New York City and Christian Union Washington, DC

 

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Scott is a graduate of The American University in Washington, D.C. During 30 years of residence in Asia, he worked in diverse areas of the arts, publishing and missions.

Scott established a gallery for Chinese contemporary art in Shanghai, as well as models of urban ministry in some of Asia's global cities.

In 2010, Scott returned to the U.S. to establish the New City Commons Foundation to work with churches and networks in developing sustainable and effective models of Christian engagement of culture.

Scott and his family have travelled extensively and are on a perpetual quest to locate new sources of authentic Chinese cuisine.


Amanda Curtis

Ministry Intern, Christian Union New York City and Christian Union Washington, DC
 
Amanda19Amanda Curtis is a 2019 graduate from Cornell University. She studied Development Sociology (BS) and Environmental and Sustainability Sciences (BS). Professionally, she considers herself an environmental sociologist with a focus on policy and environmental/social justice. Previously she has worked as an events coordinator assistant for the startup incubator Rev: Ithaca Startups Works and as a Civic Research Fellow for Rust 2 Green Binghamton
 
Amanda was raised in the small Italian town of Endicott in upstate New York. That being said, she is an Italian foodie at heart. She also loves going on meandering prayer runs, powerlifting, painting and traveling to spend time with her sisters and close friends.



Karen Hetzler

Ministry Associate 
 
KarenH2020Karen graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL with a double major in pre-medicine and music. She then graduated summa cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis with a Master’s degree in vocal performance. She was the founder, manager, and owner of two music studios and sang opera and classical music professionally; although as the wife of a pastor has served extensively in their various local churches and ministries for twenty years.  
 
She served as volunteer Bible course leader during their years on Princeton University’s campus with Christian Union. Her husband, Dr. Chuck Hetzler is the Senior Associate Leader of Christian Union’s Day and Night ministry and the Senior Pastor of Bethesda Grace Church in NYC, where Karen faithfully serves by his side. Her ministry passions are national revival and women’s ministry.  
 
Karen is the mother of four tween and teenaged children, two of whom are adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She loves watching them all thrive and grow. Besides Sunday mornings, Karen’s favorite part of each week is “Friday night date night” with Chuck every week for twenty years; and what better place to do that than NYC!