Chris is the Lead Pastor at Central Church. His primary role is administration and visioning, collaborating with all staff, and growing Central’s witness in the community. He has a passion for the church of Jesus Christ being externally focused, building bridges with the Gospel’s good news, and embodying an inclusive joy through all we do. He is married to Pastor Jane Lippert with whom he shares two amazing daughters, Hannah and Rachel. He claims to encounter God as much while biking and paddling as he does in the sanctuary.