Chris is the interim teaching pastor at VCC during this time of pastoral transition.
Chris Launius is a graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University where he was captain of the baseball team and Valedictorian. He earned a Masters degree in counseling at UMKC, and completed the course work for deacon of Christian Education and also was ordained as an Elder in the church of the Nazarene.
Chris worked for 16 years as an executive at Sprint and AT&T and then served as Director of Student Ministries at College Church of the Nazarene from 1999- 2016.
He loves to play and watch sports (especially the St. Louis Cardinals, and MNU basketball, and Ottawa University where his son is a basketball coach) and loves to watch anything on TV that makes him laugh.
He is married to Rachel Launius, who works at Bott Radio Network, and loves to mentor teenage girls.
Pastor of Worship and Student Ministries
I am overjoyed to be used by God to inspire others through Music and I consider myself blessed to be able to have the opportunity each week to love and lead High School and Middle School students.
I am a wife of 19 years, a mother of 5 and a clumsy, celebrated child of the King! God has asked me to reach out and love others in His Name and for His Kingdom and I consider this charge the greatest privilege I have been afforded.
I became the Kidsville Director at the beginning of August 2016. I love teaching children The Word and getting them excited about Jesus. I have an amazing team of volunteers that pour their hearts out every week. I am so grateful and blessed to have them beside me!
A little about me personally, I grew up in a small town between Topeka and Manhattan. I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors in Business Administration. In September my husband, Pete, and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. We have two daughters, Kalley and Bristol. Besides being the Kidsville Director, I coach Kalley's soccer team and I am a stay at home mom. I love traveling back to a place we called home for 8 years...Colorado. I enjoy gardening and when the weather turns cold, I like to cheer on the Broncos and KSU Wildcats!