Chris was called to Cowee in November of 2016 to serve as Minister of Students and Families after previously serving the youth at Pine Grove Church in Macon County, NC. Chris is originally from Florida and moved to Sylva, NC for school where he would eventually graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University. Chris has a heart for our students and a heart for missions. He also enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, and sports! Chris is married to Lindsay Ciufo and they have four children- Kason, Kori Grace, Kade, and Karter Ellis.