About Mary Cernik Christiansen

Mary Cernik Christiansen

Office Coordinator

As Office Coordinator, I provide administrative assistance to the staff that supports their ministries. I love being able to help others, in particular the Senior Adult Ministries. In addition to the people, I am grateful for hearing the message of God’s grace reinforced, which is humbling and hope-filled. Prior to working at Webster Gardens, I was Office Director at Kirkwood United Methodist Church for six years. I was also a supervisor for 13 years with State Farm Insurance, where I worked in a regional office in Tulsa, Oklahoma and at the Corporate Headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois. In the mid ‘80s, I was a trainer for a computer company in Wichita, Kansas. I received my Bachelor of Communications from St. Louis University.

Outside of the church, I enjoy cooking, gardening, and discovering old cookbooks at garage and estate sales. There are two brothers and one sister in my family. Dennis and his family live in Wichita, and his daughter, Erin, is a 2015 grad of Concordia University-Seward. Paul and his family live in San Diego, and Carol lives in St. Louis. In addition, I have a very timid cat, Elise.