Minister of the Word
Pastor Chris was born and raised in Orange County, California. He is a graduate of Biola University and Westminster Seminary California. After graduating with a Master of Divinity from Westminster, he served as an Assistant Pastor at Christ Reformed Church (Anaheim, California). In 2017, Chris and his family moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota to pursue a career with the global real estate company CBRE. Pastor Chris was called to serve Peace United Reformed Church as our Church Planting Pastor in May, 2019. Pastor Chris and his wife Melissa were married in 2012. They have three children and a heart for youth in Foster Care. When he’s not working on next week’s sermons, Pastor Chris enjoys listening to podcasts and reading books on history, Tolkien and baseball. He also enjoys hiking and camping with his family and playing boardgames with his beautiful wife.
Why a Robe?
Why does Pastor Chris wear a robe? Good question! The Geneva gown, or preaching robe, was traditionally worn by ordained ministers of the Word since the earliest days of the Reformation in the 16th century. Our friend and fellow minister of the Word, Rev. Michael Brown, explains the practice and history of Reformed ministers wearing a Geneva gown.