Chris, originally from Storm Lake, Iowa, currently serves as Executive Pastor at CrossWinds Church. He attended the University of North Texas, achieving his Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Strategic Management, and the University of Kansas, gaining a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) specializing in Financial Investment and Security Analysis. He then spent the next 5 years in Kansas City working in business valuation and financial litigation consulting. Chris returned home to Storm Lake in 2004 to work in the family business.
In June 2017, Chris, along with his wife Michelle, answered God’s call into full-time ministry. They relocated to Haiti and spent their days sharing the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching and building relationships with the people. Chris and Michelle are the founders and directors of “Through God’s Love Ministries”, a Christian non-profit organization focused on spreading the Gospel Message to the people of Haiti. Chris recently graduated from Rockbridge Seminary with a Master of Divinity (M.Div) degree, focusing much of his coursework on cross-cultural ministries.
Chris and Michelle have three children, one daughter, Riley, 17 years old, and two sons, Elias, 9 years old, and Gabriel, 6 years old.
Outside of ministry, Chris spends his free time training for triathlons. He has completed several sprint distance triathlons, four Half-Ironman distance triathlons and recently finished Ironman Arizona. He is currently training for 2019 Ironman Arizona to be held in November.