Meet the Chaplains
The Rev. Khristi Adams serves as the School’s Firestone Endowment Chaplain; interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and an instructor of religious studies and philosophy. Rev. Adams earned her B.A. at Temple University (2003) and, in 2008, her M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary. The Rev. Adams previously worked as a chaplain and campus pastor at both Georgetown University and Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) and as a program administrator for the Center for Black Church Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary; a counselor for adolescents and young adults at the Christian Wellness Center of New Jersey. She continues to serve as an associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (Somerset, N.J.). She also has extensive experience in providing students with pastoral counseling and spiritual guidance; organizing student life programs, conferences, and service opportunities; partnering with community groups; and using mediums including the dramatic arts and film to teach and engage a variety of audiences.
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The Rev. Confer Martens grew up in York, Pennsylvania and came to The Hill School as a student in the fall of 1999, following in the footsteps of her brother and cousin. She graduated from The Hill in 2002. She has a B.A. in Religious Studies from Connecticut College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, and an S.T.M. (Master of Sacred Theology) from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. She completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In January 2016, she was ordained a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In addition to serving as the associate chaplain, the Rev. Confer Martens is the Chair of the Religious Studies and Philosophy Department and the Dr. W.K. Runyeon Instructor of Religious Studies and Philosophy. She is a dorm parent in Johnson House, where she lives with her husband, Eric, and sons, Andrew and Timothy.
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