Chris Willard is a connector, consultant and communicator and is the co-author of Contagious Generosity, Creating a Culture of Giving in Church. He spent 18 years in parachurch ministry leadership with Cru, giving leadership to several national and international initiatives and major donor development. He also served as the executive pastor of Discovery Church in Orlando. During his tenure there, Discovery launched three multisite venues and experienced a season of unprecedented growth. Chris also is a member of the team of elders at Discovery.
Currently, Chris serves as director of generosity initiatives for Leadership Network and as a senior generosity strategist for Generis. He has consulted with the leaders of many of the largest and most effective faith-based organizations in America and Europe, helping them to accelerate growth, spiritual health and a culture of generosity, stewardship, and giving.
Since 1999, Chris and his wife Susan have been part of the FamilyLife Weekend to Remember speaker team and they have spoken to thousands of couples at marriage getaways across the country. The Willards were married in 1986, they are the parents of three adult children and live in Orlando.