With great joy and hopeful anticipation, the General Presbyter Search Committee has announced its nominee, Rev. Christopher M. Lee, to serve as General Presbyter of Grace Presbytery.

The search committee received inquiries and applications from every region of the country. Among a pool of gifted and qualified candidates, and following a three-year journey, the search committee arrived at its decision both enthusiastically and unanimously.

Throughout his ministry as an ordained pastor, youth director, and school administrator, Chris has led and managed a number of diverse teams. He currently serves as Associate Pastor at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas, and as a member of the presbytery’s Social Justice Task Force.

Chris is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, earning a bachelor’s degree with Cum Laude honors in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. In 2012, he received his M.Div from Union Presbyterian Seminary. He also holds certifications in Executive Leadership from McCormick Theological Seminary and in Religious Fundraising from the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

called meeting of Grace Presbytery will take place Saturday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m. at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church in Irving to receive the report of the General Presbyter Search Committee, nominate the candidate, and present terms of call for a vote.

The General Presbyter Search Committee consists of eight members: Amos Disasa and Phyllis Kidwell (Co-Moderators) along with Jerry Camp, Judith Hardie, Kate McGee, Zem Neill, Kelly Staples, and Curtis Wells.

Search Committee Letter to the Presbytery (including a personal letter from Chris)

Nothing New: Sermon [sermon to Grace Presbytery, Called Meeting, November 2022]

Play: The weary world rejoices [Chris Lee, the first “pastor of play and discipleship” at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Outlook, 2021]