Chris Lawrence

Chris Lawrence is originally from the UK but with his wife Naomi and four children is putting roots down in Harlem. He has spent most of his career doing community organizing and inner-city church-related ministry in London, England. After pastoring a United Church of Christ church in East Harlem for 5 years, Chris and his wife Naomi transitioned to work with InnerCHANGE (a Christian Order, working alongside neighbors in low-wealth neighborhoods) and they now devote themselves to street art (Naomi Lawrence) and advocacy with seniors in low-income housing (Chris Lawrence), in the neighborhoods around them. Chris also works for Job Path NYC supporting adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and is pursuing a D Min program at Drew University in his spare time. Chris is finding practical ways to support seniors for more flourishing, resilient and hopeful living, through persistent advocacy on their behalf and a person-focused approach to deep listening and companionship.