Rev. Christopher Heitkamp (Pastor Chris) joined the staff as Senior Pastor in October 2017. He brings with him a passion for helping churches rediscover their purpose and ministry in a community. Being a resident of Central Jersey for nearly 30 years, he is familiar with the community, the people, and the interests of our region. His style of being a little more relaxed and speaking to what is important in our lives makes his messages something worth your listening.
Pastor Chris graduated with an MDiv from New Brunswick Theological Seminary and is ordained in the Reformed Church in America. He has an Bachelor in Science degree in elementary education from The College of NJ (although he says he graduated Trenton State College) and taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades for 16 years before returning back to school.
Pastor Chris and his wife, Amy, have three sons. Their oldest son, Dan, is a youth group leader with his wife Emily. Their middle son, Nick, is a member of the Air National Guard while attending NJIT, and their youngest, Joe, is currently serving active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
Pastor Chris originates from Michigan explaining his love of Michigan Wolverine football, Detroit Red Wings hockey, and his particular love for Detroit Tiger baseball. He also enjoys reading, running (short distances), and working out in the gym.