Pastor Chris

Pastor Chris has served at Ascension since December 2010. He graduated from Luther Seminary in 2000 and Pacific Lutheran University in 1996. Before arriving at Ascension, he served congregations in Pleasanton, CA and Boise, ID.

A passion for youth and children in the life of the church keeps Pastor Chris on the edge of his seat. For the past eleven years, he has participated in the planning and production of the ELCA Youth Gatherings.

Pastor Chris is married to Ileen, whose main job is to keep his feet on the ground. They have three children, Andrew, Anna and Hadley. They are also the proud and sometimes not-so-proud owners of a golden retriever named Luther who gets in just as much trouble as his namesake.