Hi, I’m Chris Vacher 👋
(It’s french. Pronounced va-shay. Don’t worry, I get all kinds of variations when people try to say it.)
I love helping pastors equip and inspire leaders to faithfully accomplish their church’s God-given vision.
And I’ve been doing it in different ways for 20+ years.
I’ve been an Executive Pastor at a multisite church. I’ve also been in Worship, Creative Arts, and Multisite positions. I’ve helped develop leaders and teams in growing churches. I’ve spearheaded launches of new sites. I’ve led teams to run conferences for hundreds of attendees and I’ve been an Executive Producer on two Praise & Worship Album of the Year recordings of original songs.
I’ve also navigated lots of change related to strategic planning in churches and how to connect a distant future reality to present-day plans for action and accountability.
And now I’ve got a Master’s degree in Leadership along with 20+ years of leadership experience and coaching certifications to help Pastors and church leaders navigate a path forward to the future they envision.
I’m married to Sonya and we’ve got four amazing kids, two huge dogs, and a cat who is very selective with her affection. We live just outside Toronto in a pretty cool 50 year old A-frame.
My Leadership Journey
1977 Born in Ottawa, Canada
1994 Become a Christian through the ministry of Kanata Baptist Church
1996 Leading worship for camps, campus, and city-wide events
2002 First church staff position
2003 Sonya & I get married
2005 Join the staff team at Compass Community Church
2014 Become the Worship Pastor at Sanctus Church
2021 Graduate with a Master of Arts in Leadership from Trinity Western University
2022 Move full time in to coaching and consulting
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