Chris Chepel

Chris (she/her) has been a Unitarian Universalist for over 30 years, initially connecting as a teenager through her local congregation’s youth group. She has been actively involved with several congregations, most recently a Founding Member of WellSprings Congregation in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, where she has served as both President and Treasurer and has served in numerous other leadership roles including leading small groups and serving as a Worship Leader.

Chris recently served on the UUA’s Audit Committee for eight years, including three years as Chair. During her tenure, the Audit Committee incorporated oversight of the adequacy and effectiveness of the Association’s risk management practices into its charter. She also previously served as a member of the finance committee at the District level.

Professionally, Chris spent over 24 years with KPMG LLP, the last 12 as partner, where she specialized in audits of not-for-profit organizations, governments, and employee benefit plans. She currently leads the Business Advisory practice of MFR Consultants, a full-service consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Public Account, Certified Government Financial Manager, Project Management Professional, and a Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential holder.

Chris serves on the Board and is past Board Chair of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia, which addresses critical issues facing the region by providing impactful research, connecting diverse leaders, and advancing shared solutions. She is also a partner with Social Venture Partners Philadelphia, which mobilizes people and leverages resources to reduce intergenerational poverty in the region.

Chris graduated from Franklin and Marshall College with a bachelors in accounting and a sociology minor, and she and her family reside in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Chris was appointed by the Board of Trustees for a two-year term ending June 2024.

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Co-Financial Advisor Chris Chepel