On June 16, 2023, Rev. Vince Endris accepted our call to serve as the Lead Pastor at First Christian Church.
Rev. Endris and wife Amy and three children will begin their service in Greeley on August 1, 2023. Rev. Endris comes to us from Grace Point Christian Fellowship, a Disciples of Christ church in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where he has served as the part-time Lead Pastor since August 2015. He has also served as a middle school science teacher during his time at Grace Point Christian Fellowship, and he provided interim Education Minister services for the St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church in the summer of 2015.
Rev. Endris was ordained in the Great River Region of the Disciples of Christ Church in October
2021. He received his BA in Religious Education from Louisiana College in 1999 and his MTS in New
Testament Historical Studies from Boston University in 2002. He later studied for a year at Perkin’s
Theological Seminary at SMU, focusing on a narrative approach to scripture. He has also
completed intentional training in Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation, Healthy Boundaries, and Ethics
through the Disciples of Christ and the Cameron, Louisiana, School Board. Religious education and
preaching are two of his particular interests. He also has a heart for mission and outreach as well as
ecumenical and interfaith collaboration. In his words, “The mission of the church provides an answer
to [today’s] challenges. It unites people in community. It spreads the truth of Christ, a truth that
encourages us to grow in a love that includes all. The mission of the church is to offer meaning
through reconciliation with God and through service of others.”
Amy is a former schoolteacher and is currently a stay-at-home mom to their four-year-old twins,
Wilson and Alice, and their seven-year-old son, Raymond. Rev. Endris has two older sons from a
previous marriage, Charles and Christopher, who will not be joining them in Colorado, but are a vital
part of their family.