Bio for General Release

Bio for General Release

Pastor Chris is a Poet, Storyteller,  Process Theologian, Professional Transition Specialist, Revitalization Pastor, Paper Mache Artist and a Fusion of Science and Faith. He is an avid live streamer, and is authoring his own social media empire. He is committed to helping the church of today emerge into the twenty second century. He is dedicated to quality intentional Interim Ministry and is a faculty member with the Interim Ministry Network.  Chris uses an empowering and adaptive leadership style to help communities of faith to grow, and change. He is passionate about worship that is fresh, creative, engaging, and participatory.

Pastor Chris serves on the Committee on Standing for the Northeast Association of Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ and on the education team of the Interim Ministry Network which is rewriting the training curriculum for Transitional Ministry. Additionally he is a member of the Clergy Development Ministry Council for the Southern Newengland Conference and the Disaster Resource & Response Team. 

Pastor Chris has lived in Southern California, Washington State, Saint Louis, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Massachusetts.  His degrees focus on Sign Language Interpreting, Drug and Alcohol Counseling and Developmental Psychology. He earned his Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in 2008 and became a Transition Specialist in 2018.  

Pastor Chris is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 24 to 9. He loves long road trips, good coffee, science fiction, and things “made at home from what you have”. His hobbies include augmented reality games and amateur radio.