Chris and his wife Hannah moved out from Southern California to Phoenix back in September of 2010. They have 4 children; all girls! After Jesus, family, and friends…Chris loves Star Wars, Disneyland, and sports…in that order. He’s been serving as Lead Pastor at Lincoln Heights since he came to Phoenix, and if you were to ask him what he’s all about, he’d say “loving people into a life-changing relationship with God”, and then he’d probably drop a Star Wars quote on you.
In his spare time, Chris loves to hang with his wife and kids, and catch a movie with some friends. His favorite coffee drink is a large-coffee with 1 pump toffee-nut & some half & half, and his dream vacation would be to take his wife and kids to Disneyworld someday.
Born and raised in California, Bodie never thought a surfer kid like him would end up in the heat of Phoenix! Bodie completed his undergrad career at Vanguard University with a degree in Music and Worship Arts. At Vanguard, he met his wonderful wife Royale. Bodie and Royale were married just two months before making the trek out to Arizona at the beginning of August, 2015. Bodie and Royale welcomed their beautiful son, Indie into the word this past summer, and are loving every second of their new adventure!
Bodie has a passion for ministering to others through music and quality time. His favorite thing about Jesus is that He is a chain breaker and a liberator! In his spare time, Bodie enjoys writing music, cooking (mostly eating), and board sports. His dream vacation would be to tour Europe with his wife.
John graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2014 and has called Phoenix his home ever since. While attending GCU in 2012, John met his beautiful, amazing wife Lyndsey. Ever since then, she has not been able to keep her eyes off of him. John has an extreme passion for kids & students. His primary goal is to reveal the love God has for the kids and students in his ministries through teaching the Bible and building strong, real relationships with them. He loves everything that has to do with sports and enjoys coaching youth basketball.
In his spare time, John loves to catch a movie with his wife, go to the dog park with their two dogs, and hang out with friends. His dream vacation would be to go to Hawaii, randomly meet Shaquille O’Neal, become his best friend, and spend every day on the beach with him and Lyndsey.
Shannon grew up in Flagstaff, AZ where she met and married her husband, Gabe. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelors in Public Relations. They moved to Phoenix so Gabe could obtain a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University and stayed in the Valley for many reasons. One of those reasons is Lincoln Heights! The Lord led them to LHCC through Shannon's parents and has blessed them with life-long friendships and an amazing church family. Shannon and Gabe have an adorable little girl, Celia, who will light up any room with a personality that exudes joy and happiness.
Shannon enjoys curling up with a good book and a bowl of chocolate covered raisins, spending time with her family and picnics in a grassy meadow.
Mic Reed (Chairman)
Todd Petersen (Vice-Chair)
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