Vicarage

Meet Vicar Christine

Vicar Christine Cracchiolo

Christine Cracchiolo was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She and her husband, Sam, moved to North Texas in 2017 for a job relocation. She felt the call to ministry from a very young age and began to pursue the call at seminary in Fall 2021.

Prior to answering the call, Christine was a Speech Language Pathologist in Coppell ISD. She and her husband share a young son, Eli, and a dog & cat. When she is not at the church or studying, she enjoys playing with her son and crafting.

 

What is a Vicar?

A vicar is someone who is learning how to be a pastor by serving in a congregation during the course of seminary studies.

While preparing to attend seminary and pursue candidacy in the ELCA, Christine came across Abiding Grace Lutheran Church. She became interested in the church by watching online services during the pandemic. She sought out a mentorship relationship with Pastor Nick Billardello, who helped shepherd her into vicarage at Abiding Grace. Christine has been enjoying this opportunity to serve as a sort of pastoral intern to the church community. She is pursuing her Master of Divinity at Wartburg Theological Seminary, and is expected to graduate in May 2025.

Connect with Christine

Christine is actively involved in youth programs, music ministries, and outreach at Abiding Grace; as well as preaching regularly at Sunday services, under the guidance of Pastor Nick.

Christine would love to be in fellowship with you! As part of her Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Christine meets weekly with an educator, as well as members of the church community, to discuss topics related to pastoral and spiritual care. She is currently offering Coffee with Christine every Friday, as a time to check-in or have a devotional discussion. She is available for both in-person and virtual conversations to suit your needs. Email Vicar Christine for more information.