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Michael Koiner

Life Stage 2 Executive Pastor

I grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and came to know Christ personally during a kids summer program. However, I did not know what following Christ meant until my family later moved to Georgia and I got plugged into a healthy and growing church. During my undergraduate business school studies I began serving in a new ministry venture our church had started and shortly after, felt God’s call into full-time ministry.

My wife, Jessica, and I got to know each other through serving together in our church’s band and college ministry, and we have been married since 2012. We moved to Fort Worth a week after our wedding so that I could attend seminary and Jessica could finish her dietetics degree as a Horned Frog. I graduated from Southwestern Seminary in 2015 and am thrilled to be on the team at Christ Chapel!

Significant involvement in several ministries over the years has taught me that, every time I fully rely on God, He gives me what I need when I need it. God can make something pretty spectacular when we offer Him our lives – broken and imperfect as they may be! Romans 12:1.

I enjoy spending time with family; namely our son, Jak, whom we welcomed into our world the spring of 2017 and daughter, Abbie, who arrived three years later! I also enjoy running (primarily when it’s a sunny 70-degree day!), and like to eat and cook good food (which is the real reason I run). You can usually find me somewhere between Central Market and any of the amazing Fort Worth eateries. Texas wouldn’t feel like home without the welcoming people of Christ Chapel, and especially the friendships we’ve made through involvement in community here.

I am looking forward to God continuing to use our church for His glory in this community!