Staff Directory

Rev. Julie Cory
Senior Minister

About Me

Pastor Julie came to First Christian Church Kent in September of 2015.  She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from the University of North Texas, and her elementary certification from the University of Dayton. She taught for many years and then worked for an educational publishing company as a program specialist and as a trade show manager.


She served First Christian Church in Chillicothe, Ohio from 2009 to 2015 as a co-pastor with her husband Alan.  While in Chillicothe she was able to answer her call to a seminary education, and became one of the first students to take part in Lexington Theological Seminary’s newly redesigned M-Div. program. She received her Masters of Divinity degree and was ordained on June 22, 2014.


The move to Kent has been a great one for her and her husband Alan who serves Hilltop Christian Church in Mantua, Ohio as their interim pastor.  They love being back in a college town and are enjoying getting to know Northeast Ohio and all the great places to visit.


Julie and Alan are the parents of two boys. Matt and his wife Briana live in Woodbury, MN and have two boys Jeremy and William.  Scott and his wife Lisa live in Boston, MA and have one daughter Charlotte. 


In her spare time Julie loves to read, sew and play English Handbells.