Chris has served Bethel as Lead Pastor since 2009. Chris was born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. He attended Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and then served for 10 years as an associate pastor at Grace Church of DuPage in Warrenville, IL. His ministry focused primarily on college students and training/mentoring men who were preparing for pastoral ministry.
Chris and his wife Beth met at Wheaton College while on the spring training trip to FL for the girls’ softball and men’s baseball teams (that first conversation may or may not have included some batting tips). They’ve been married since 1996 and have five children and a dog. Chris enjoys dates with Beth, spending time with his kids, coffee, hiking, reading, Mediterranean food, hunting and fishing, Steelers football, and working with his hands.