Chris Zauner | Lead Pastor
Pastor Chris is a lifelong Oregonian, born in Salem and raised in the small logging town of Mill City. He first encountered Jesus in high school through the ministry of Young Life. However, after an athletic injury and a rough college season, Chris finally surrendered His life to the leadership of Jesus in late 2005. He moved to Corvallis in 2007 and began attending Grace City Church in 2009, quickly getting involved and serving in many areas.
He met his wife Bri in 2010, and after moving her to Oregon from Iowa, they were married in 2011. They grew their family quickly and enjoyed life in Corvallis where they both worked on staff at Grace City Church, Chris as a Campus Missionary and Bri as the Operations Director.
In 2013 God called them away from Corvallis to Eugene to begin the work of planting a new location of Grace City Church in Eugene. With the blessing and confirmation of both Grace City and Every Nation leadership, Chris accepted the role of Lead Pastor in 2014 and Grace City Church Eugene was officially launched in April 2016.
Chris is a graduate of the University of Oregon, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Western Seminary. Chris enjoys playing guitar, drinking cold brew coffee, and spending time with his girls. His passion to see people engage in meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and others has been the catalyst for his various ministry roles over the years, and is now the driving force behind Grace City Eugene.