Christopher Ryan Toomey spent his 46 years on this earth with love and intentionality. Chris passed away unexpectedly in his home of a cardiovascular event on June 6, 2022. But his life will continue to impact the world in light of eternity through the innumerable lives he touched and invested in. Chris was the beloved son of Susie Kelly Toomey and Rick Toomey born on August 3, 1975. He attended Sullivan Central High School in Kingsport, Tennessee, and King University in Bristol, Tennessee where he played tennis and worked with the women’s volleyball team.

Following college, he received his master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of the men’s volleyball team and served as the student assistant for the Lady Vols volleyball program. Chris spent over 15 years as the assistant and head coach of the King University women’s volleyball team, leading the storied program and investing in the lives of his players and the King community. Chris also served as the youth pastor of Indian Springs Baptist Church and Cold Spring Presbyterian Church. He spent the last nine years serving and leading as the Life Journey Director at Pathfinder Church in Ballwin, Missouri with a staff family that he deeply loved.

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