Pastor Chris was born and raised on Long Island, NY. After a 35-year career in television engineering, he entered into full time ministry. He met his wife Patty while they were both involved in drum and bugle corps. Pastor Chris has two children: his daughter Erica who lives with her husband Matt and their son Mason in Wallingford, CT. His son Matthew lives in Denver CO. Pastor Chris holds a Masters in Biblical Studies from Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary. He is also a licensed minister in the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (4Cs) and is ordained through the National Association of Christian Ministers (NACM).
Chris' hobbies are amateur radio, harmonica, model railroads, and woodworking.
Favorite Verse: John 19:30.
“When He had received the drink, Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’
With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.”
Laura was raised in Long Valley, and later in Holmdel, New Jersey. She met her husband, Kevin, at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at UConn. They were married six days after her graduation in 1990, and joined Christ Community Church in Collinsville shortly after. They have been blessed with three wonderful children. She has been office manager for the church since 2007.
Laura's passions include: Bible study, prayer, worship (especially in dance), and missional living. One She loves Israel and enjoys Israeli Folk Dancing, various active outdoor pursuits, indoor workouts at the gym, and sharing Kevin's passions for board gaming and spending time with their children.
Favorite Verse: Ruth 1:16-17.
"But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.”