Bio

Pastor Chris is a Poet, Storyteller,  Process Theologian, Professional Transition Specialist, Revitalization Pastor, and a Paper Mache Artist. 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. Pastor 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 Massachusetts Conference 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 Massachusetts Conference and the Disaster Resource & Response Team.

Pastor Chris has lived in Southern California, Washington State, Saint Louis, Wernersville Pennsylvania, Southbridge Massachusetts, and currently lives in Groveland.  His degrees focus on Sign Language Interpreting, Developmental Psychology, and Drug and Alcohol Counseling.. He earned his Master of Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in 2008 and became a Transition Specialist in 2013. Pastor Chris will receive a certificate in Church Revitalization from the Center for Progressive Renewal in 2019, additionally he is becoming member of the Association of ​United Church of Christ Intentional Interim Ministers.

Pastor Chris is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 22 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.

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