Born in Washington, D.C., Chris was raised in northern Virginia and earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Longwood University and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has held pastoral roles at churches in London, Los Angeles, and Myrtle Beach. In 2014 Chris was delighted for the opportunity to join Reston Presbyterian Church, returning with his wife and four children to the region of his roots.
When you meet the Bear family, don’t be surprised when they try to find out your favorite place to eat, have you over for a meal, or invite you on a hike! An avid fan of the local Washington Football team, Chris also enjoys coaching his sons in soccer, the area’s diverse culinary offerings, and family outings to D.C. Email Chris.