Chris McFarland is driven to develop leaders who are personally and professionally integrated so they can accelerate their momentum and fulfill their mission through healthy teams and culture. Chris launched McFarland Crew in January 2019 with a focus on leadership development, execution, and strategy development for businesses, organizations, and campaigns. Since then, Chris’ leadership has impacted the experience of 5.3 million people.
Prior to McFarland Crew, Chris served for nine years as the Executive Vice President at Pulse and seven years as Festival Director for the Luis Palau Association. In these roles, Chris built teams and oversaw all operations, including budget formation, fundraising, civic and church relations, and ultimately fulfilling his personal mission, to set the stage for the evangelist. Over his career, Chris has directed over 50 campaigns, including more than 500 events in 36 states and 11 countries.
Chris has faced the joy and challenge of his own development, and this fuels his joy to invest personally in others for their success. Key coaching points for Chris include the importance of attuning to your team’s needs, the necessity of crucial conversations, and the significance of taking time to plan well to benefit you and your team.
Chris holds a degree in business management, a master’s degree in New Testament, and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the Townsend Institute. Chris lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Jami, and their two children, Elle and Lincoln.
Partial Client List:
- The Send Orlando
- The Send Brazil
- Philos Project
- One Hope
- Merge Twin Cities
- Engage Your Destiny
- Claim Your Campus