Christopher Covington Goodwin is the Supervisor of The Mocha Center Rochester. They are a graduate of Nashville State Community College with an A.S. in Psychology and from American Baptist College with a B.A. in Bible & Theology with a focus in Community & Non-profit Organization Leadership. Christopher is one who offers there voice, insights, courage and gifts to expose truth. Christopher has volunteered and worked within the HIV prevention and LGBT plus advocacy for 17 years starting in Nashville, TN as Nashville’s visible, vocal advocates as Young Brothers United Peer Coordinator with Nashville CARES and worked with the Metropolitan Interdenominational Church First Response Center as the Project Manager and co-creator of Project UNO providing empowerment, outreach, and education surrounding issues concerning the LGBTQ plus communities of color.
A shift in life brought Christopher to the city of Rochester, New York in 2014 to continue the efforts in working with LGBTQ communities of color as the Supervisor of The MOCHA Center which later became a part of the Trillium Health Family. Christopher is a social justice advocate for black and brown people and loves to bring liberation to the people. Christopher is also a grad student at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School where they are working on their Masters in Divinity. On July 5, 2015 Christopher was ordained by Rev. Edwin Sanders at Metropolitan Interdenominational Church. They are a graduate of the United Way African American Leadership Development Program class of 2017, sits on the The Rochester Black Pride committee since 2015, and does public speaking and facilitates multiple diversity trainings around the country.