Chris graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology/Human Resource Development from NCSU (1998), and received his M.Div. from Duke (2001). He is an ordained Elder (2006) in the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church, serving as a pastor for over 15 years, first in England followed by appointments in the Piedmont-Triad of NC. Chris was the Pastor-in-Residence with the Wesley-Luther Fellowship at UNC Greensboro. Presently, he’s a resident chaplain at WFBMC where he is responsible for the burn unit and adult behavioral health units. Chris is a husband to Summer, father to Sophie, admitted cigar-arsonist, creative, subversive, and living with clinical depression.