Lead Pastor

Worship & Weekend Services, IT & Technical Support, Finances, Communications, Missions

"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)


Husband to DeeDee and father of his two fabulous children, Josh and Lexi, Chris is passionate about helping believers become fully devoted worshipers. Chris had been an active worship leader for 25 years in Eugene and Portland before joining Dayspring's ministry staff in November of 2000. Now he leads the exciting celebration ministry including worship, drama, media, and communication, plus he takes care of Dayspring's finances, facilities and staffing, Journeys and Common Grounds.


What people say about Chris:

That he is creative, encouraging, a man of integrity, kind and sacrificial. Oh, and that he LOVES Diet Coke!


What else he likes to do:

Read, watch movies, spend time with friends and go out to eat.


Where he was when he chose Christ:

I was seven years old and on the phone with my Good News leader in La Grande, Oregon.


Why he chose ministry work:

I didn't choose it. It chose me, but I wouldn't have it any other way.


His favorite worship song:

This week... Called Me Higher (All Sons & Daughters)


The best experience he ever had while serving the Lord:

God met me in an incredible way at a time when I was experiencing great doubt in my abilities. During a worship service, God confirmed in my heart His calling for my life...to be a worship leader.


The best advice he ever got:

"You're becoming today what you will be in eternity. Today you have the freedom to shape what your eternity will look like."


What he's doing for Dayspring:

I am Dayspring's resident fire fighter. I put out fires day-in and day-out, and then once a week, I get to lead worship!