Chris Schoon currently serves as the Director, Thrive-U.S., following three years of serving as the Director of Faith Formation Ministries for the CRC. Previously, he has served as lead pastor of First Hamilton CRC (Hamilton, ON) and as the Minister of Outreach at Plymouth Heights CRC (Grand Rapids, MI). Chris has aThD in missional theology (Wycliffe College/University of Toronto), out of which came his book Cultivating an Evangelistic Character, which seeks to integrate worship and discipleship within the missional church movement. Along with presenting at conferences and workshops, Chris has taught occasionally at Calvin Theological Seminary and Redeemer University College. You can find articles that Chris has written in The Banner and Reformed Worship.