Building Blocks: Haiti Edition Day 7 Team Spotlights


Pastor Chris

Pastor Chris is a children’s pastor at New Life. He has been at New Life for 9 years, spending 2 years as an intern. He and his wife Tabi have been married 7 years.

1. As a children’s pastor, what is your all-time favorite children’s movie of all time?
The Emperor’s New Groove.

2. What is the most common question you get asked by children?
Do you have a dog? My answer is yes. Her name is Chloe.

3. What was your favorite part about growing up in Vermont?
Getting together every year with the whole neighborhood at my neighbor’s farm for the first batch of maple syrup that he made. I helped collect the buckets. It’s boiling hot and you put it on snow to crystallize.

4. If you could do any gymnastics event in the Olympics what would it be and why?
The vault.

5. If you could change one major event in your life, good or bad, what would it be?
I would have jumped further in to the pool when I was 7-years-old. My chin landed right on the edge of the pool and I had to get 5 stitches.

6. What is your favorite product from Vermont and where should you get it?
Monument Farms chocolate milk and it is available everywhere in Vermont. You don’t even have to shake the carton.


Kevin Mugford

Kevin is an usher at New Life. He has been at New Life for 10 years in October. He and his wife Sophia have been married for 23 years. They have three children, Jacob (9-years-old), Samantha (8-years-old) and Victoria (4-years-old).

1. What is your greatest weight lifting accomplishment?
Winning the Connecticut State Power Lifting Championship when I was 21-years-old. I squatted 745 pounds.

2. What’s one thing you would like to do that you haven’t done yet?
I would like to go to the Super Bowl, preferably with the Patriots and they win it!

3. What has been the best part of this week for you?
To see how happy and grateful the Haitian workers were when they received their week’s pay.

4. What is one candy from your childhood that you have not had since then?
Charleston Chew

5. How did you meet your wife?
I met her at a nightclub called Razz-Ma-Tazz in Stamford. We got married less than 5 years later.

6. What’s one profession that you have had that no one else knows you have done?
I was a bouncer.



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