Pastor Chris and Kristi came to Hope Church in November 2017 after servicing 7 years as youth pastors in Northeastern Indiana. Pastor Chris is a native of Walkerton, IN while Kristi is from St. Joe, Indiana. If you ask, they will tell you it was love at first sight. These two were married on August 21, 1999. Pastor Chris is Ordained through the Assemblies of God and received his schooling from the Indiana School of Ministry and Berean School of the Bible. He is currently enrolled with Global University in Bible and Theology. Pastor Chris works outside the Church as a Technology Engineer with Shambaugh & Son and has been doing so for over 20 years. Kristi is a 1996 graduate of Butler University with a Bachelor’s in accounting. She is employed by Hicksville Community Memorial Hospital as the Controller of the hospital. Chris and Kristi are extremely blessed to have one son, Mikel, who is attending North Central University in Minneapolis for a Bachelors in Pastoral Studies and a Master’s in Strategic Management. Pastor Chris loves to golf and to spend time with Kristi. Kristi loves to utilize her gift of hospitality by cooking for anyone and everyone!! The family is blessed with two puppies, Chloe and Kitt.