Chris was born and raised in a small town in central Minnesota. He was raised as a Catholic, but stopped practicing his faith in college until a "chance" encounter his junior year brought him back to the faith. The flame that was ignited then ultimately led him to graduate studies in theology and an adult life spent deepening his own faith, sharing it with others and learning how to help other Catholics do the same.
Chris has been the Director of Adult Discipleship and Evangelization for the Diocese of Sioux Falls in South Dakota since 2002. He holds Licentiate and Doctorate degrees in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He and his wife, Germaine, have five children and make their home in Sioux Falls.