Faculty/Staff Directory

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Chris Hess

Director of Soul Care Initiative

Chris joined the staff of Denver Seminary as Director of the Soul Care Initiative in 2022 after nearly 17 years as a pastor of Timberline Old Town Church and Everyday Joe’s Coffee House in Fort Collins, where he spent his days welcoming the neighborhood into the Love of God.

As director of the Soul Care Initiative, Chris leads operations and partners with an amazing team to create and curate opportunities for front range pastors and leaders to step out of the traffic and take a long, loving look at God (Ps. 46:10 MSG) taking a long, loving look at them. From there, all bets are off.

Chris received his training as a spiritual director through the Denver Seminary Certificate program. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2000 (BA Technical Journalism) and received his certificate in pastoral ministry from Global University in 2009. His deepest gladness is his family – wife Jessica and their four growing kids.