Chris came to Discover Church in summer 2020 to serve as Associate Pastor. He joined Discover Church because he loved the vision of the church and the focus on building bridges into the community. Chris’s passion is for reaching those who do not know Jesus, teaching and discipling them, and then equipping them for Christ’s ministry on earth, which he describes as the foundational aspects of Discover Church.

He attended the University of North Texas, where he got his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Strategic Management, and graduated from the University of Kansas with his Master of Business Administration (MBA), specializing in Financial Investment and Security Analysis. He spent five years here in Kansas City working in business valuation and financial litigation consulting before moving back to his hometown in Iowa to manage two family businesses.

In June 2017, Chris and his family moved to Les Cayes, Haiti and spent their days sharing the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, and building relationships with the local Haitian community. Through this work, Chris and his wife, Michelle, founded and are the directors of "Through God's Love Ministries," a Christian non-profit organization focused on spreading the Gospel message throughout the nations.

He recently graduated from Rockbridge Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div), where he focused his coursework on cross-cultural ministries.

Chris and Michelle have three children, daughter, Riley, and sons, Elias and Gabriel. The Rasmussen family’s primary focus has always been on loving God, loving people, and living missional.

Outside of ministry, Chris enjoys training for triathlons. He can normally be found swimming, biking, running, or a doing a combination of all three. He is a 2x Ironman and 4x Half-Ironman finisher.