Breonna Roberts – Pastor
The Rev. Breonna E.T. Roberts (she/her) has served as pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church since April 2021. Pastor Bre received a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona and worked in a cancer pharmacology research laboratory at the Arizona Cancer Center before seminary. She is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. Pastor Bre is passionate about proclaiming in word and deed the kin-dom of God of which Mary sang in the Magnificat. She is married to Ryan, a fellow ELCA pastor and also Lutheran Franciscan, and together they co-parent two charmingly ordinary pastors’ kids as well as wait on Drizzt and GiGi, the family’s cats. Pastor Bre likes to quilt and garden and her hair color is always exciting.
Naoko Kawashima — Music Worship Director
Naoko Kawashima has been performing as a professional concert pianist for more
than 20 years. She began working as a church organist at Cheverly United
Methodist Church, then moved to Glenmont United Methodist Church. As an
educator, she had been at a music school for six years but launched her music
school in 2018; the MEL Music LLC. Originally, Naoko was and is a world-class
award concert pianist. She has been attending solo recitals and performances as an
accompanist with all instruments and opera singers at every major venue in DC,
MD, and VA. As an accompanist, she has appeared at States and National auditions
every year for over 20 years. While also being a performer, Naoko also creates and
composes her music—using it in various music videos. One of her recent
compositions released to the public is in the film “Goyo Pine Bonsai Hiroshima
Survivor.” Naoko has also begun to reach out to some companies with her original
compositions from 2022, using videos edited by her.
Jane Young — Office Administrator
Jane Young started with Christ Lutheran Church in the Fall of 2018. She has had experience with administration from working in a doctor’s office and a previous church. Jane lives in Pasadena with her husband and enjoys family life with three kids and seven grandchildren
Cindy Berger — Organist
Cindy Berger is the Director of Traditional Worship at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (CELC) with almost 40 years working in this capacity with various churches. Her longest tenure has been with CELC. She brings her minor of music and love for music to serve in this capacity with her CELC church family.
Kammeran Giggers — Youth Director
Baltimore native and the Executive Director & Founder of R.I.S.E Arts Center of Baltimore. Kammeran received her Masters of Arts in Special Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University, her Master of Fine Arts in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design and her Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina Central University. Kammeran has taught and directed numerous shows at various theaters across the United States and is currently running her own arts education non-profit organization in Baltimore MD as well as serving as Youth Director at Christ Evangelical Lutheran and Our Shepherd Lutheran