Youth Ministry - Leadership

Chris Henze has served as Youth Minister of Concordia since January 2007.  He has over 25 years of youth ministry leadership serving congregations in Tennessee, California, Arkansas and North Carolina.  Chris is married to Stephanie who is also a certified Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod educator.  They have 5 children ages 13 to 20. 

Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and his certification as a Director of Christian Education (with a specialization in Youth and Family Ministries) from Concordia University in Irvine, California.  Chris has taken many outreach courses including “Dialog Evangelism 2” and “Opening Doors to the Future.”  He grew up around the lakes and hills of eastern Tennessee and thoroughly enjoys swimming, boating, fishing, skiing, hiking, and camping.


Contact Chris at or by calling 828-464-3324 ext. 245