I’m Dr. Christopher J. Montgomery, O.S.L., and I led congregations as a traditional parish pastor for 15 years in evangelical, Anabaptist, and reformed contexts. I began my pilgrimage as a fundamentalist evangelical, though I now consider myself progressive and open to new possibilities. I am deeply committed to ritual and liturgy as instruments of encountering and sharing the wonder of the Divine. I am a vowed member of the Order of Saint Luke, a dispersed religious order dedicated to liturgical scholarship and sacramental spirituality.
I hold degrees in applied music (Bachelor of Arts, Ouachita Baptist University), postmodern theology and organizational leadership (Master of Divinity, Missio Theological Seminary), and sacramental theology (Doctor of Worship Studies, Institute for Worship Studies).
I am married, with three children, and live in South Dakota where I work as a compliance officer and driver for a school bus and motor coach company.