Christine is your “Everyday Woman” with exceptional values, an energetic presence, and an enthusiastic approach to life.  Relatable, humorous, feisty, transparent, and passionate are just a few of the many traits that contribute to her ability to reach people where they are while blending faith and practice.  A wife of over 20 years and the mother of two amazing daughters, family and relationships are among her top priorities.  When she is not working, Christine enjoys spending time with those who bring her joy, traveling, fashion, laughter, and fun.  While she is down-to-earth, approachable, giving, and an everyday woman with everyday challenges, she wears many hats and adds value to everyone she encounters.  Meet Christine…

profit organizations.  As a leader by profession and in the community, she has contributed a significant amount of time to public service and continuing education.  

For over 20 years, Christine has done meaningful social work in the private sector, public sector, academic setting, and in non-

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Social Work is not just a profession for Christine, but a way of life.  Not only does she excel in providing direct services, but she shares her wealth of knowledge with a diverse demographic of students.  As the Director of the Bachelor of Social Work program and an Assistant Teaching Professor, she has had hundreds of aspiring social workers under her tutelage. Christine has presented in academic environments such as the State of Inclusivity Conference and Faculty Institute of Inclusive Teaching. 

she is often called upon to speak a transformational message.   Christine is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, committing herself to sisterhood and the betterment of the community. Educated at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Christine holds two academic degrees—Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and a Master of Social Work.  

Aside from being a respected professional in the community, Christine’s highest honors include the founding of Urban Empowerment Ministries alongside her husband, Dr. Lester Woods, Jr., where

A dynamic speaker and an anointed psalmist, Christine empowers, motivates, and captivates every audience she encounters.  With poise and power, her ministry leaves the assurance that there is life in every situation.  Christine’s ability to encourage others expands across many platforms.  She provides guidance in organizations she has founded such as Parent Cafe', Kids Empowering Kids-Cupcakes and Conversation, and Women Empowering Women.

empowerment and resilience. She recognizes that these are key tenets to healing and growth. With clinical approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Practice, and Evidence Based Treatment, Christine guarantees relatable conversations with relevant context to create real change.

As the owner and lead therapist at CROWNED Counseling, Christine brings relatability and authenticity to each therapist-client interaction. Her philosophy is built on relationship,