Rev. Kris Eggert on Dealing with Faith and Guns
Rev. Kristine Eggert, who is the Executive Director of God Before Guns, a multi-faith coalition of individuals and faith communities working to reduce gun violence, based in Cleveland, OH. Her gun violence activism has brought her into many faith communities, public rallies, community organizations, the Statehouse in Columbus OH, and the Halls of Congress. Rev. Eggert is a graduate of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis with a Masters of Divinity and is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She served as the Associate for Membership and Evangelism at Geist Christian Church and as Senior Pastor at Northwood Christian Church in Indianapolis. In 2007, she was called to be the Senior Pastor at Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights in 2007, where she served until her retirement in 2015. Post-retirement, she and her husband David became active in the Greater Cleveland community working to address and effect change in a variety of social justice issues. She is a frequent guest preacher. Rev. Eggert and her husband, David Eggert are the co-founders of God Before Guns.
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