A native of Minnesota, Pastor Chris has served three churches prior to helping plant Beachside Community Church (BCC). He is married to Mary Ann Magnell, and they have three kids. They have resided in Palm Coast since 2009, and, despite their northern roots have fallen in love with the area and grown accustomed to the warm weather. As Lead Pastor at Beachside, Chris is the primary preacher and teacher, leads the staff and the leadership team, and enjoys seeing people come alive in their faith. He also serves as a Chaplain in the Florida Army National Guard, and is an avid runner and die hard fan of his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin.