Raised in a military family, I was always the, “new kid.” I learned early on the value of being seen and included. Moving around and living in many different places also helped me see how people view the world in different ways. My interest in people led me to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology. After graduation I moved to West Africa for two years. Later, I lived in France and Thailand and continued to travel to more than twenty-five countries. Immersing myself into different countries and learning from various cultures deepened my education of empathy and the importance of learning to connect with people.
As someone who has devoted her life to empathy, listening skills, and grief support, I am equipped to:
teach the skills needed to strengthen professional and interpersonal relationships
develop and sharpen the skills already in practice
.Today, I am a Board Certified, Senior Staff Chaplain at a pediatric hospital. My husband and I have three children, one of whom has special needs. My son teaches me daily the importance of strengthening our empathy as individuals and as a society.
Board Certified Chaplain, Association of Professional Chaplains.
Christy S. Edwards, MDiv, BCC