Pastor Chris Passante is a student pastor in the Master of Divinity program at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He has a Master of Science degree in communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
He has been a worship leader at Middlesex United Methodist Church near Carlisle, and at Bethel Church of the Nazarene and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, both in State College where he lives. He’s also worked with his churches’ youth groups and vacation Bible school programs, as well as led teen groups in mission and outreach programs.
Chris has spent 20 years as a professional journalist and has authored two nationally published books. He is an avid runner who has completed a marathon and several long-distance races, and he enjoys bicycling, hiking and fly-fishing.
He has two sons, Kostyn Orrie, 8, and Evan Thomas, 6, who are both very much into music and the outdoors. They attend Park Forest Elementary School in State College.
Originally from Rome, N.Y., Chris also has lived and worked in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Winter Haven, Florida, and Hilton Head Island and Beaufort, South Carolina.
Pastor Christopher Kostyn Passante
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