Pastor Chris began serving at Wesley UMC in July of 2017. He is married to Melissa and they have 3 children Emma, Caleb and Heidi. Chris began pastoral ministry in 2001 and has served suburban, county seat and rural churches in the North Texas Conference. Churches he has had the privilege to serve include: founding pastor of Cross Way UMC, FUMC Henrietta, FUMC Bogata and Rosalie, Assoc. Pastor at FUMC McKinney, and Pleasant Grove and Verona UMC’s. He finds great joy serving at Wesley with the tremendous staff and people who call Wesley their home.
Chris did not grow up in the church. After a life changing experience of God’s grace, he went through the difficult season of “trying to find a church home” and still identifies with people going through that experience. Prior to serving in pastoral ministry Chris served in the US Navy for 6 years as a Nuclear Machinist’s Mate on the USS Ohio and USS Finback. Chris enjoys sailing, camping, fishing and being outdoors.