Garrett Spitz

Lead pastor

Where Are you from?

I grew up in Manhasset, New York. It's a suburb of New York City on the north shore of Long Island.

Where did you go to School?

I went to the College of William and Mary where I received a BA in History and Religious Studies and an MA in Secondary Education. I went on to receive my MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.

Who is your family?

My wife Kristen and I met in college and got married the summer after we graduated. We have two wonderful kids: Natalie and Graham.

what do you enjoy most about your role at the chapel?

I get a front-row seat to the amazing work that God is doing in people's lives in our local church body, our broader community, and throughout the world through our Global Ministry Partners and sister churches.

fun fact:

I was once attacked by a dolphin!

Full Bio:

Garrett came to know the Lord as a teenager through the youth ministry of a local church and Young Life. After high school he moved from Long Island, New York to Virginia to study at the College of William & Mary where he earned a BA in History & Religious Studies. There, he was blessed through his involvement with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He went on to get his MA in Secondary Education so that he could sharpen his gifts for ministry through teaching. After four years of working as a public school social studies teacher and volunteering as a lay leader in the church, he left the classroom to join the staff as an Associate Pastor in 2011. He completed his MDiv with Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2017 and began serving as the Lead Pastor in May of 2020. He enjoys reading, over-analyzing movies, running when he gets the chance, and going on adventures with his wife and best friend, Kristen, and their children, Natalie and Graham.