Pastor Chris Gatten is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. He is a graduate of Emmanuel Bible College with his Bachelor of Theology (BTH)
in 1984. He and his wife Alison live in the Waterloo/Oxford Region and have five children. Chris has been a Youth Pastor, Young Adult Pastor, Associate Pastor, Youth Custody worker, Family and Children Services worker. Chris and his family also
attended Wilmot Centre Missionary Church where he served as an elder and as pastor of Adult Ministries. Chris and Alison have been identified and assessed as church planters. The Gattens have been giving leadership to a small group for the past 18 years and are presently involved with Uptown Community Church which is a new church work in Waterloo. Chris has been involved in mission trips in the past, having
thoroughly enjoyed his last trip to Czech Republic in 2014. It was at this point that Chris caught the vision of the work that needs to be done there and recognized the gifting and
calling of Jody and Rachael Rector. Chris is looking forward to serving on the Living Walk team and assisting the Rector’s in fulfilling their calling.