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Rev. Chris Bistline
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"The best of all is, God is with us."  John Wesley

A native Texan from Beaumont, Texas, Rev. Chris Bistline joined the Cedar Creek UMC team in 2019. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Russell Bistline, and they have three grown children: Sharon and husband, Keith Marchand, Mike and wife, Alex Bistline, and David Bistline. They also have one granddaughter, Ryder.


Pastor Chris is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, received her Masters of Divinity from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2002 and was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 2009. Before her appointment to Cedar Creek UMC, Pastor Chris served Northwest Hills UMC in Austin as an Associate Pastor, First UMC of Bertram as a solo pastor and Bracken UMC as Senior Pastor.


Her hobbies include hiking, travel, watching movies, reading and spending time with family. A personal achievement was spending time on Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, The Way of St. James, in Spain in 2017.

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