Pastor Christopher Hazzard grew up in the town of Wyoming, Delaware. Pastor Hazzard earned a B.A. in International Studies from Concordia College in Bronxville, New York, in 1993, and a M. Div. from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2001. He also completed course-work toward a M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. He served Grace Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Nebraska, as associate pastor, from 2001-2007. From late 2007 until November, 2015, Pastor Hazzard served at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Westfield, MA. He is passionate about God’s mission of proclaiming Jesus the Christ, and about nurturing people in the faith.

He and his wife, Andrea, married in July 1995. They have four children: Caleb, Levi, Maria, and Josiah. Pastor enjoys spending time with his family, walking, reading, music, railroad history, and cooking.