Mrs. Christina Lee Brown

Co-Founder and Former President, Cathedral Heritage Foundation; Founder and Board Chair, Institute of Healthy Air, Water and Soil


Mrs. Christina (Christy) Brown is originally from Maryland and has lived in Louisville, Kentucky since 1968 when she married Owsley Brown II. Christy is a proud mother of three and grandmother of nine.

She co-founded the Center for Interfaith Relations in 1985 and went on to launch the first US Festival of Faiths in Louisville, which is now in its eighteenth year.  Christy is an International Trustee of Religions for Peace, the world’s largest International Interfaith organization. She believes passionately in the potential of faith communities to effect positive change by working together, at the same time celebrating their commonalities and differences. She is currently serving on the board of the Sustainable Food Trust in England, and she is also on the board for the Louisville Orchestra.

Christy is one of the co-founders of Kentucky’s Berry Center created to perpetuate the legacy of Wendell Berry and his family.

To bring about the kinds of changes that will help people live healthier lives, she founded and is currently serving as the board chair for a new organization, The Institute of Healthy Air, Water and Soil. The Institute is creating new models that empower “citizen scientists” to reveal the connections between environmental health and human health starting with air quality and Asthma in our urban laboratory of Louisville.