Lead Minister, Governance Council
Chris has served in Ministry since 1991. He has served in places including, Gateway Church of Christ in Pensacola, FL, The Hills Church of Christ in the Ft Worth area, and Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene. He has been the Senior Minister here at The Branch Church since January of 2001. He met his wife Tara during the time they were both attending Abilene Christian University and married her in 1992. They have 3 children, Skyler, Garrison and Cooper.
Executive Minister, Governance Council
David Teutsch joined The Branch Church in 1983. He met his wife, Tina, here in 1989, and they were married in 1990. They have two adult children, Sam and Nikki, who grew up here and are still a part of The Branch. Over the years, the Teutschs have been vital to the life of this church. They’ve been Small Group leaders, teachers for various Kids Branch and Student Ministry classes, parenting mentors for the “Growing Kids God’s Way” class, and key volunteers for events, Student Ministry activities, and our weekend services. David served on the Governance Council as an elder for several years. In 2015, David left his career at Texas Instruments where he worked for over 30 years to become our Executive Minister. He oversees the day-to-day administration of our church and the execution of our church-wide initiatives.
Minister, Farmers Branch Campus
Tim and Jeanne have been members of The Branch Church since August of 1991. They were married in 1981 and have three grown children. Their daughter Heather and her family are a part of the Branch today, while Timothy and Courtney live in Los Angeles. Since coming to The Branch Church, they have served as volunteers in various ministries, including Kids Branch, worship ministry, women’s ministry, and Small Groups. Tim served as both a deacon and an elder before his time as the Executive Minister from 2006-2014 when he brought us from one campus to the beginning stages of launching our third campus. In 2015 he transitioned to the role of Campus Minister at the Farmers Branch Campus.
Minister, Vista Ridge Campus
Ryan and Lanae were married in 1999 and came to The Branch Church in the summer of 2004. They have 5 children, Emma, Lily, Abigail, Anthony, and Adam. Ryan began his ministry working with middle school students in 1994 while he was still an undergrad at East Texas State University. He served for many years as a Student Minister among us, and in 2012 transitioned to the role of Campus Minister at the Vista Ridge Campus.
Worship Ministry Director
NextGen Lead Minister
Community & Senior Adult Minister
Vista Ridge Ministry Coordinator