Pastor Chuck is in his 23rd year of pastoral ministry and excited to enter his second year of service at Messiah as Senior Pastor. A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University (1988) and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (1992), Messiah is the fifth congregation he has served in the Puget Sound area. His passions in pastoral ministry include facilitating adult faith formation, building diverse worship experiences, and developing relationships between Messiah people and members of the greater Auburn community. Over the years, he has benefitted greatly from the works of Murray Bowen and Ed Friedman and the community of practitioners applying Family Systems Theory through Leadership in Ministry.
Pastor Chuck is married to Kirsten, and they are blessed with three amazing kids: Thomas, Katherine, and Keegan. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, puttering around the yard and garden, cooking for his family, and teaching BodyPump group fitness classes at a local gym.