Chris Gentz

When I arrived at college in 2004 for my freshman year, I had no idea that God would lead me to pursue a path of becoming a pastor and church-planter. I grew up going to church, but I didn’t really understand how much Jesus wanted a relationship with me and that His grace was enough. My family went through some significant trials and I was enslaved to a life of earning approval from others and worrying about my image. I continued that life into college, thinking I’d be a doctor and impress a lot of people, all while giving God just enough of my life. I was invited to some church things on campus and for some reason, I kept going. I began to be amazed by the beauty of God’s Word, how good Jesus is, and how sweet authentic church community is. My life was changed. After I graduated, I was led into full-time ministry, and in 2018 was led to plant H2O Church at Western Michigan University. I love that my mission revolves around relationships — my relationship with Jesus and my relationships with people. I love tea, bubble tea, sharing Jesus, diving into the Word, hiking, traveling the world, and sports. You can find me around campus playing IM sports (we won 2 championships last year), eating in the VDC, prayer walking by the Miller fountain, or sweating at the Rec Center. I’m thankful to be a part of what God is doing at WMU. Go Broncos! Let’s Ride.