The Rev. Chris Haydon was born and raised in Boston to a loving Armenian and Irish family. He joined the Grace Chapel staff in the summer of 2019. Prior to that, he had been a pastor in the Covenant Church for 38 years, 20 of those serving in Lexington.
Being a religion major at Dartmouth led him to a pursuit of a M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary and a Th.M. at Harvard Divinity School. He recently completed a MA in Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
His desire to serve people with the love of Jesus and the hope-filled power of the Gospel has motivated him to integrate spiritual-pastoral care with mental and emotional counseling. He believes deeply in the value of every person and their potential to grow, heal, and find new life in Christ, leading to a life of joyful, grateful service to others. He is thrilled to share his passion in our Celebrate Recovery ministry and in other areas of need and care in the church family.
Chris lives in Waltham with his wife, Beth, while their four grown children live in Portland, OR and Seattle, WA- so lots of trips are needed! Chris is a Lexington Minute Man, proud to serve in the role of the Rev. Jonas Clarke in local Revolutionary War battle reenactments. Chris also loves to cook, bike, and lift weights, while together they enjoy hiking, beaches, great places to eat, and Boston sports.