Rev. Chris Hempowicz
District Pastor, District 4

Background

Rev. Hempowicz was Born in 1951 and raised in Poland. He Rev.  immigrated to the United States in 1977 and joined the Unification Church two years later. He served as a full-time volunteer and pastor for the past 38 years. 

Rev. Hempowicz is a 1984 graduate of Unification Theological Seminary and holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from Poznan Polytechnic Institute, Poznan, Poland.  He speaks fluent Polish, English, Russian and some Spanish. 

Rev. Hempowicz pastored the Family Church of Connecticut and served as the state director from 1998 to early 2015. During that time he also completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital. He coordinated Connecticut’s ACLC chapter for a number of years, and participated in the Middle East Peace Initiative pilgrimages to Israel and Palestine, in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Prior to his work in Connecticut, Rev. Hempowicz, his wife and children served as missionaries/ national representatives for the Unification movement in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 1991 to 1994.  

He was Blessed to his wife, Christine, by True Parents in Madison Square Garden, New York City in 1982.  They have four children, ages 28 to 19, and reside in Bridgeport, Connecticut where he currently serves as District Pastor for the New England Region, District 4.