My name is Christopher Craun. I have been an ordained Episcopal priest since 2006 and I serve as Rector at St. Michael & All Angels in Portland, Oregon. I am excited to join the Confirm not Conform team! I was raised at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Oakland, California. St. John’s is a church that values youth in such a way that every time I walked into the sanctuary, I felt like I belonged. It’s no wonder at least five of us who grew up in that youth group have become ordained pastors. It is a church, like I imagine many of your churches, where questions are encouraged, unconditional love is given, and social justice is at work.
From this place, Confirm not Conform was created.
I am so honored to be given the opportunity to engage with faith communities across the country who are using CnC or are interested to learn more about it. I hope that you will help me by sharing your favorite moments and sending me your photos so they can be posted to our social media outlets. I would love to create networks to brainstorm our best approaches and practices to continue to offer spaces for the next generation of youth looking to belong to your faith community.
Confirm not Conform
Confirm not Conform provides a safe place for people to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express their doubts, and to discover what they truly believe.