Elders

Chris Rygh

Pastor of Multi-Site Ministries

Chris shepherds our staff, aligns ministries across our campuses and is passionate about launching and strengthening new campuses across Iowa. He spends lots of time encouraging our teams to help them harness ministry tensions. Ministry, he says, is about relationships AND results, grace AND truth, certainty AND the unknown, the conceptual AND the concrete. He’s the one most likely to listen with an open notebook, carry a dry erase marker in his pocket and draw as he speaks.

Chris and his wife Mary Beth have two, college-aged daughters, Katie and Molly. When the Ryghs are not enjoying all things Cedar Falls, they are usually relaxing in Northern Wisconsin or visiting some national park. 

Apps: Audible, Dragon Anywhere, OmniFocus and 1Password and Goodreads . . . and it’s hard to pick just 3!
Hobbies: Reading, outdoorsy-type stuff, and once a decade, some kind of colossal remodeling project
Brands: Blain’s Farm and Fleet, Duluth Trading Company, Apple

Strengths: Ideation, Activator, Strategic, Maximizer, Relator