Chris Rice

Chris Rice

Chris Rice

Chris Rice (DMin, Duke Divinity School) is director of the Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Office in New York City. He is author of Grace Matters, coauthor (with Spencer Perkins) of More Than Equals, and coauthor (with Emmanuel Katongole) of Reconciling All Things.

Rice previously served ten years as cofounding director of the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation, helping give birth to the Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation, the African Great Lakes Initiative, and the Northeast Asia Reconciliation Initiative. Earlier he spent seventeen years in Jackson, Mississippi, living and serving in an inner-city neighborhood with Voice of Calvary, a pioneer in interracial church-based Christian community development ministry. From 2014 to 2019 Chris and his wife, Donna, were in South Korea as Mennonite Central Committee co-representatives for Northeast Asia, leading MCC's relief, development, and peace work on the Korean peninsula.

Rice attended Middlebury College and Belhaven College and has DMin and MDiv degrees from Duke Divinity School. He received the Seoul Foreign School Outstanding Alumni Award in 2008 and the Belhaven College Distinguished Service to Mankind Award in 1996.

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