Cross Regional Staff
Chris Murphy – Youth Pastor
Chris was born and raised in rainy old England, in a small town called London! Chris served as a youth pastor for six years where he met and married his amazing wife Abbi; no one can understand why God preformed this modern day miracle which lead to this union! Chris and Abbi moved south to find the sun, where Abbi continued working as a high school teacher while Chris went to seminary. They moved to Canada in 2010, to work with Young Life of Canada. Their daughter Annabelle was born in 2014 and they joined TMH staff family in 2016. Chris oversees our Cross regional youth team. He loves spending time with his family, killing himself at the gym so he can eat as much he wants, meeting new people, and drinking as much free Starbucks as he can!
Lynda Thoms – Youth Project Coordinator
Lynda grew up in Sydney Australia where she taught High School Phys. Ed. for 8 years. Canada won this Aussie’s heart over when she came to work at Teen Ranch where she spent 5 Summers as the Program Director. It was at Teen Ranch that Lynda met her husband Keegan. The two have been attending The Meeting House now for 4 years and Lynda currently serves in the Underground alongside our Youth Team on Cross Regional Youth Projects. Lynda has a true heart for seeing students come to know Jesus and for equipping leaders to track alongside students as they embark on that journey. Her ability to be task oriented yet relationally driven gives her both an incredible heart for ministry as well as the skill set to make things happen! Lynda is strategic, organized, incredibly loving and always full of encouragement. Her love language is anything that comes in black, white or gold and she has a secret skill and passion for event planning on the grandest of scales.