As our Pastor of Community Life, Chad is responsible for promoting and developing relationships between the people of Deer Creek, including small group development and the assimilation of new members. Chad met his wife, Tiffany, at the University of Kansas. Together, they served three years on staff with Cru before attending Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where Chad received a Master of Divinity degree (2004), a Master in Counseling degree (2004), and a Doctorate in Ministry in Faith, Vocation, and Culture (2015). Before coming to Deer Creek in 2022, Chad served for eighteen years at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas, in the roles of College Pastor, Men’s Ministry Director, and Interim Pastor. Chad and Tiffany have four children: Peyton, Quinton, Paige, and Ty. He enjoys hikes with Tiffany, mountain biking, and a hammock with a good book.