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The Rev’d Dr. Christian D. Boyd

Pastor for Southminster Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Waukesha, Wisconsin, as well as the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Milwaukee.

Pastor Christian is an ordained Presbyter and Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA), which is the daughter of the Church of Scotland. He serves as the full-time Pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Waukesha, WI, as well as the Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Milwaukee (a regional church body). A stated clerk is one of two chief ecclesiastical officers for every council of the church (congregation, presbytery, synod, and General Assembly). The Stated Clerk is like a mix of an executive secretary and a canon lawyer. So he oversees and advises on the process and ecclesiastical constitutional law, as well as oversees the judicial process. The other Officer is the Moderator who presides over council assemblies, power to appoint, and presides at ordinations and installations of pastors.

He also serves at the General Assembly level on the Advisory Committee on the Constitution, which reviews all proposed legislation and changes to the Constitution, and advises the denomination on policy and polity. He has been elected to serve on the Episcopal (Anglican) Presbyterian Ecumenical Dialogue team, working his way toward Full Communion.

For international community works, he serves as the Adontehene (Grand Chancellor) and Chief of Arms of the Royal House of Sefwi Obeng-Mim, Ghana, serving the poor and assisting in the humanitarian-development of communities under the Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area in the Western North region of Ghana. He serves on the Board of the Oheneba Foundation (Ghana) and is the Managing Director and Treasurer for the Oheneba Foundation USA, Inc.

Pastor Christian has been bestowed many international titles, honors, and awards for his unique services to humanity, charity, as well as for his work in ecumenical and inter-religious understandings (see his LinkedIn profile).

Christian grew up in southwest Missouri and is a graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri with a Bachelor in World Literature. He earned a Master of Divinity from Louisville Seminary in Kentucky, and a Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Mission and Leadership with an emphasis in organization development from Luther Seminary in St Paul, Minnesota. He also holds post-grad certification in Mediation Skills from Northwestern University and Legal Studies from George Mason University. He is a certified Human Rights Consultant (USIDHR); Humanitarian and Stabilization Associate, NGO Professional (RoHSP); and Nonprofit Consultant, Executive, and Development Executive (NANOE).

Last, but not least, Christian is married to Dr. Karen Selbert, who is a veterinarian with an emphasis on urgent care and animal behavior. Christian and Karen live in the Waukesha township and have eight fuzzy, four-legged children (Brenna the Greyhound, Teig the Border Collie, Helen the Borzoi, Emily the Whippet, Oengus the Border Collie, Phillip the Border Collie, and the dangerous-duo cats, brother and sister, Joshua and Coralline). For fun, Christian is a trained bartender and an amateur chef.

For more information, Christian’s LinkedIn

 

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