Christian has been active in ministry in numerous environments since 1998 and in full time pastoral ministry in the Pacific Northwest since 2007. In July 2017 Christian became the lead pastor here at Hillcrest Church Bellingham. Christian believes God has called him to be at the forefront of Jesus’ work among people. He believes the local church and its associated works remain the primary gathering, developing, and sending body of the Jesus movement. Christian feels clearly called to help make this community a healthy reflection of the ancient mission to love God, grow together and care for the world in Bellingham. He hopes that we would increasingly find ourselves surrounded by and on the journey with people looking for Jesus and just beginning their journey in our homes, at work, the community, on college campuses, and gathered together here to worship. Christian studied Religion and Philosophy at Northwest University. He went on to receive a Master in Divinity and Master in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife were both born in western Washington. They have two grown sons.