Prior to joining the team at XPRIZE, Chris was the founding pastor of The Loft at Westwood United Methodist Church. The Loft is a innovation in Faith-based organizing focused on building communities committed to care for the Earth, racial reconciliation, full inclusion of the LGBTQAI family, foster care, and family reunification of homeless individuals. In addition to launching and leading the organization, Rev. Spearman was responsible for fund development through individual giving, grant acquisition, foundation support, and legacy gifts. Chris’ 12 years of experience in non-profit fund development centered on partnerships for human flourishing will be an invaluable asset to XPRIZE.
Mr. Spearman earned a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Georgia and Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. He is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church in the California-Pacific Annual Conference. Chris and his wife Paige have two sons and two daughters. They live in West LA.
Chris enjoys snowboarding, fishing and playing guitar. He loves coaching his young kids in a variety of team sports and teaching them to organic garden.