Our Pastor

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Pastor Chris married Pastor Rachel Ann Meier (now Laughlin) two weeks after graduation, and they accepted their first calls in the “Thumb” of Michigan in 2010. They served their first calls until May 2017, when Pastor Chris was mobilized to Fort Leonard Wood as a basic training battalion chaplain for one year.

Messiah voted to call Pastor Chris as their pastor on 22 July 2018, and he officially started on 01 September, 2018.


Pastor Chris Laughlin 

The Rev. Christopher Laughlin was born and raised in Audubon, NJ, outside of Philadelphia. He graduated basic training from Fort Jackson, SC as an Army Reserve Soldier, and then graduated from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in PA.