The Pastor

Rev. Cathy Christman

Good morning Church!

My usual greeting for Sunday morning is a reminder for us to be the Church in the world – extending grace to all whom we meet in the name of Jesus Christ.  As a pastor, I feel this call on my life each and every day.  I am thrilled to meet you via this online platform, and would love to have the chance to greet you in person so that we may share in grace together.

I began serving in ministry as a student in seminary in the fall of 2005.  I received my first appointment in the summer of 2007 and served until 2016 in the Michigan Conference.  I moved with my family to Wisconsin in 2016, and have served here ever since.  My family, my spouse (Mike) and our dogs, and I have loved calling Wisconsin home.  We have witnessed God doing some wonderful things through the people called United Methodist here in the Wisconsin Conference.

The #pastorpups: Braunie and Daisy 

When we are not at church, you will find us at the ball games – Brewers, Packers, Badgers and Bucks.  We love spending time with our niece and nephews.  We enjoy checking out local food places, and cooking together.

I look forward to getting to know you through the life and ministry of Baraboo First UMC.  Drop me a message anytime, prayer requests or just a word of hello:


Pastor Cathy