Chris began his responsibilities at Community in September, 2010. A native of Greenville, Michigan, Chris graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in Music Education, Music Theory, and Theatrical Arts. Beginning in 1994, Chris served as Pastor of Work and Arts at Fair Haven Ministries in Hudsonville. He also served as the Saturday night music director for Calvary Church's Saturday Night Live, alongside Ed Dobson, Phil Brower, and Rob Bell. Chris was also an arranger for PraiseCharts from 1999-2003. He currently freelances as a music composer and arranger and does worship and music consulting for churches. In 2007, Chris began Hark Up Music, a non-profit worship and arts music ministry.