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Christopher Koehler, MNPL joined the cathedral staff in 1993 as the Director of the ESL Program. In his position, Chris works on advocacy, fundraising, planning, building community connections, promotion, managing program finances, evaluation and supervision. Chris is responsible for ensuring the overall health and success of both ESL tutoring and citizenship services.
Chris was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He graduated from SUNY Cortland with a BA in political science, and received his Masters in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University in 2004. He spent two years as a beekeeper in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, was the campaign director for Snell for State Representative, and Cultural Diversity Coordinator for a local nonprofit. His volunteering has included his neighborhood homeowners association, Shalom Bayit-Furnishing Peaceful Homes for Survivors of Domestic Violence, community mediation, a student peace and justice group, and other issues.
Chris followed the love of his life to Seattle in 1991. They were married a few years later and are now raising their two wonderful kids. Chris and his family love to bike, play Wii Fit together, and go letterboxing. They are currently attempting to learn Danish.



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