The Rev. Dr. Chris Deacon, Moderator – currently serves as the Stated Supply Pastor for Redevelopment at Northwood Presbyterian Church. He previously served the United Parish of Bowie for 8 years and the First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, IL for 6 years. He has served as chair of the New Things team and currently serves on CDC, Leadership Council, and as Vice-Moderator of the Presbytery. Within his local community, he has served as a community mentor for High School students and is a founding board member and treasurer of the Bowie Interfaith Coalition.
Chris received his bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Tennessee and his M.Div from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. In 2022, he graduated with his Doctorate in Ministry (also from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. His doctoral project was entitled, “Community in a Time of Covid.”
He enjoys spending time with his family. His wife, Heather, works as the Director of Business Affairs for National Capital Presbyter. His daughter, Hannah is too busy with third grade to find Presbytery activities very interesting. His two golden retrievers are Episcopalian, but he is working on them! In his spare time, Chris likes wood working, home improvement, cooking, reading, board games, and watching movies. He especially enjoys watching his beloved Tennessee Titans, proving that hope springs eternal!