The Westchester Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has commissioned Crissina Johnson as its new minister.

Johnson has served in Christian ministry for 35 years and in pastoral ministry for 18 years.

She has served the Westchester Christian community of faith since July 2010 and was selected for commissioning as a minister after a rigorous application and evaluation process, a Westchester Christian Church spokesperson said.

A longtime Westchester resident, Johnson has been actively involved with reform efforts at the local public schools, partnering with such groups as Healthy Start, Westchester/Playa Education Foundation (WPEF) and the Loyola Marymount University Family of Schools, the church spokesperson said.

In 2007, Johnson founded an organization to improve student achievement and parent involvement at Orville Wright Middle School and Westchester High School.

The origin of Westchester Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) dates to the early 1940s and it is considered one of the oldest faith communities in Westchester.