The Rev. Christian Schmidt is MVUC’s interim minister and is excited to be a part of this community! He has served congregations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, California, and Texas. With his wife, The Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt, and their four children and one cat, he lives in Olney, Maryland, and enjoys sports, cooking (especially Texas-style barbecue), and spending time with his family.

Rev. Schmidt is committed to transformative, justice-seeking ministry with congregations actively seeking to improve themselves and their larger communities. As an interim minister, this will mean working with MVUC as we come out of the pandemic, prepare to seek a new settled minister, and continue to adjust to new and challenging issues in our world and our community.