Chris didn’t immediately stand out among the group of men attending the Focus Retreat at Camp Clear Lake in Washington State in mid-May. The guys were split fairly evenly between seasoned pastors and elders and young men just beginning ministry. Although he has four kids and has been serving since 2007 at the Flying H youth ranch, Chris’ baseball cap and fun-loving spirit placed him clearly in the “newbie” category.
By the way, Chris is not solely obsessed with kitchen duty! He is also passionate for God and people-both saved and lost. We concluded our focus retreat by praying for two guys-a Canadian and an American-who are about to plant churches in their respective countries. The latter was Chris Carlile-a servant-leader with dishpan hands. May his baseball-capped tribe increase!