The Vere Institute empowers church leaders to cultivate whole life disciples of Christ for everyday Kingdom impact.


We believe this can be done best in the context of authentic relationships.


We will come alongside pastors and lay leaders to:

  • Awaken a missional imagination with one-day workshops and weekly emails

  • Equip church leadership teams with online courses and resources

  • Encourage pastors with one-on-one coaching and roundtables 


Philosophy: We are convinced that Jesus is King of all, and that He desires to see His Kingdom extend into every nook and cranny of this world. He has co-missioned His followers, the church, to represent Him as a ‘Kingdom of priests’ in the everyday places He sends us throughout the week.


Chris has served as the Executive Director for the Vere Institute since its founding in 2014. He loves to see churches transformed from the inside out as they pursue their calling to form disciples for everyday Kingdom impact.  


He began his career flying for the Navy, having watched TopGun one too many times growing up in Colorado. After ten years of service, he moved into the business world, first at IBM and then with a couple of start-up companies. He lives in Boston with his wife and very fluffy dog, Mr. Gatsby.

Chris Lake

Executive Director


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