A Virtual Reception for
Chris Vlasek
our Candidate for Worship Pastor

Chris Vlasek is 34 years old.  He is currently serving as the Associate Worship Pastor at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, with an average attendance of 1,800. He obtained his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Texas and is currently obtaining his Master of Arts; Music Worship from Liberty University.  Chris has been married to his wife, Michelle, for 12 years. They have two children: Jemma (5) and Caleb (1).

Meet the family.

Chris

Chris has served as Associate Worship Pastor at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, since 2017.  Prior to that Chris served as the Associate Minister of Music & Worship at North Richland Hills Baptist Church for five years.  He has served on staff in the ministry since 2005.

Michelle

Chris & Michelle were married in July of 2008.  Michelle is a stay at home mom.  She also works as a Travel Consultant for ET Family Travel, LLC specializing in Disney & Universal vacations. In addition to their two kids, they have a 4-month-old black labradoodle.

Jemma

Jemma is a fun-loving, energetic 5-year-old. She loves all things Disney, the color purple, and her stuffed friends. Singing is one of her favorite things, especially if she gets to make up the song herself.

Caleb

Twenty-month-old Caleb loves dancing, Mickey Mouse, and crackers. He will sit with a book all day long and enjoys the swings on the playground. Also, anytime he can get a ball to throw, he is one happy camper.

An Interview with Chris

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions around social gatherings, we've provided this Interview Video to  allow you to meet Chris, hear his testimony, and gain insight into his passion for worship ministry.

Examples of Chris' Ministry

Chris is a talented musician and is skilled at orchestrating and arranging music.  Chris is also passionate about multi-generational worship experiences where kids, youth, and adults come together to magnify God.  Please browse through the videos below to see examples of Chris' work.

Chris' Honors & Activities

Conductor & Performer, The American Festival Choir at Carnegie Hall, 2019

Worship Leader, The Governor and Lieutenant Governor of the State of Texas Inaugural Prayer Service, 2019

Worship Leader, Texas Baptist Church Weekday Education Conference, 2018-2019

Worship Leader, Kids Camp at Riverbend Retreat Center, 2014-2017

Guest Lecturer, EQUIP (Southern Baptists of Texas Convention) Conference, Children's Choir Class, 2016

Associate Orchestra Director and Graduate Assistant, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Chapel Orchestra, 2012-2014

What People Say About Chris

“Chris works like a dog. He won’t stop until its finished. He is not your typical millennial. He is a great conductor and can lead from keys. He is organized, good with people and ahead of the game at 34 years old. He did the interim at Hyde Park. No reservations in recommending him anywhere.”   
Mickey- Current Supervisor

“He is energetic and great with people. Christopher hosted an event for the Texas Southern Baptist Convention, called Instrumental Convergent, he handled everything perfect, he worked extremely hard. His wife is very sweet, also a great help at the event. His wife is a great instrumentalist.  Christopher will thrive wherever he goes.” 
Tom- State Convention Employee

“He is highly skilled, very pleasant, strong vocally, strong instrumentally, his attitude and his talent are his strengths.” 
Ray- Fellow Minister of Music

“Chris has outstanding musicianship, creativity, energy, great worship leader, has a lot of skills and abilities, a people person, loyal, hard worker, great father and husband. His strength of worship styles is blended.  He is well rounded and has capabilities to lead or be a hands-on part of the church’s worship team.  He doesn’t demand respect, but people young and old respect him on so many levels. When I’ve brought him back to our church people who know him and those who have no past history with him easily follow his leadership. His worship leadership is rock-solid.  He is constantly learning and applying, constantly striving to become better. He has a lot of energy both in worship leadership, rehearsal leadership, etc.  Chris is very positive and upbeat. Loves people, loves God, loves teaching, creating, serving and seems to be an honest man of integrity. He is faithful and loyal, a team player.”   
Charles- Former Minister of Music

Schedule of Activities

October 4 - Candidates' Name introduced | Website released
October 14 - Chris introduced to Choir & Orchestra | Leads Rehearsals
October 18 - Chris will lead worship on Sunday morning. | Church votes on candidate

Voting Procedure

Drive-In Worship - Paper ballots will be distributed and collected in offering bins.
Indoor Worship - Paper ballots will be distributed and collected in offering bins.
Online Campus - A link will be provided to an online ballot during the Live Stream *only.*

ANNOUNCING THE RESULT
The result of the vote will be made available via push notification in our mobile app, a post via our social media channels, and an email to the congregation.