Chris Brauns

Chris has been the pastor at The Red Brick Church since 2005.

He is the author of Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds, published by Crossway (2008) (Endorsements), When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search: Biblical Principles and Practices to Guide Your Search, (Endorsements) and Bound Together: How We are Tied to Others, in Good and Bad Choices, forthcoming, Zondervan (2013). Chris has written numerous articles including “Packing Unforgiveness,” and “Be Visibly Devoted to Be Pastorally Placed.”

Chris frequently speaks and preaches in a wide variety of settings. He led a panel discussion at the 2011 Gospel Coalition national conference, is an Interviewee for a series of questions on, and was a keynote speaker for a national Peacemaker conference.

Chris and his wife Jamie have four children: Allison, Christopher, Benjamin, and Mary Beth. You can read more about Chris’s background on his website.


Tim Michalek

Tim joined Red Brick in 2014 as the Associate Pastor of Youth and Worship. He and his wife Amy have three children: Sophie, Moses, and Amos. Tim studied church music in college and Bible in graduate school. He is currently working on an additional degree in education. After spending two years teaching at a Bible college in the Caribbean, Tim and Amy moved back to the states and began a sewing business on Etsy. Tim quit his job and began sewing full-time. He was ordained as a minister of the gospel by Red Brick in August 2016. He has a passion for foreign missions and hopes to someday be a part of bringing the gospel to an unreached people group.