Pastor Chris grew up in Chino, CA and experienced a call to ministry while attending high school camp on Catalina Island. Pursuing that call led him to Azusa Pacific University, then Duke Divinity School, and ultimately San Diego, where he served as the Associate Pastor at Southeast Church of the Nazarene for five years before planting Living Water Church of the Nazarene. Along the way, he has worked as an Outdoor Educator, delivered pizzas, taught at Point Loma Nazarene University, started and run a small farm, and served as a hospital chaplain (with many adventures on the side). God has developed within Chris a heart for broken, lost, outcast, and marginalized people, whom he has consistently sought to join in loving community as part of his path of discipleship. Chris has been incredibly blessed by his marriage to Rachel Nafis, an Emergency Department Nurse with a passion for growing food. Together they have two sons, Alyosha and Samuel.