Chad serves as the Lead Pastor of Compass Church in Byron Center, Michigan. Chad and a small group of his friends planted Compass Church in 2006 with a vision of seeing the entire region permeated with the love and message of Jesus Christ. Chad received his theological education from Indiana Wesleyan University. As exciting as ministry has been, Chad’s primary passion is his wife Julie and their three children, Chase, Miles, and Jackson. Chad recently stated, “I want to be a part of leading Compass Church into the future and helping other churches as well. But that’s not where my leadership starts. My spiritual leadership begins in my home, with my wife and children. After God they come first.” Chad enjoys golf, a cup of coffee with friends, stand up comedy (in 2008 Chad was named one of the 10 Funniest People in Grand Rapids), following University of Michigan athletics, and reading anything pertaining to leadership and the local church.