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Chris is often described as a positive and encouraging person. He grew up in the Ottawa area and after graduating from Tyndale University he spent nine years Pastoring in Ottawa and then served as a Campus Pastor in Niagara Falls for three years.

Chris is energized by reaching the unchurched and dechurched and will be responsible for developing a vibrant and engaging guest experience. Chris will also serve as our first satellite location Pastor and will be working with the Lead Pastor to research, identify a location, and recruit/train a launch team for our first satellite campus. He will also be overseeing our local community outreach (Missions) and developing our future “For Ottawa” initiative.

Chris and his wife Violet have a beautiful daughter named Abby and they have another child on the way! The McNaughton’s have a Beagle named Bentley. Chris loves cars, skiing, and Starbucks. But most of all, he’s passionate about sharing the life changing relationship of Jesus with those in the Ottawa area.