Rev. Kris Watson

Rev. Kris Watson is a nationally certified trainer in the Sacred Conversations to End Racism curriculum of the United Church of Christ, working with clergy and lay people nationally in the important work to dismantle white supremacy. Rev. Kris currently serves as an Associate Minister at Safe Haven UCC in Ridgewood, NY. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Association of the NY Conference of the United Church of Christ. 

Rev. Kris is a graduate of Vassar College, and the Fordham University School of Law where she obtained her B.A. and Doctor of Juris Prudence degrees. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office for several years before entering the private practice of law. Rev. Kris holds a Master of Divinity degree from the New York Theological Seminary. 

In addition to the practice of law, Rev. Kris is a non-profit leader, organizational consultant, training consultant and change manager. She has recently formed Nurturing Justice, Inc, a non-profit organization brings together a diversity of people who desire to be part of a nurturing community that pursues justice and racial equity through education, support, and action.  Nurturing Justice works tirelessly to encourage the dismantling of white skinned supremacy and racism in American society through education, action, community building and engagement.