Pastor Chris and his wife Julie met while attending Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City. Upon graduating, he and his wife moved to Austin, Texas to plant a church a few blocks down from the UT campus. During their years, they discovered a deep-seated passion for victims of injustice. In 2008 Christopher and his family moved to Lake Oswego to serve as the Associate Pastor of Outreach at River West Church. As a pastor, he is passionately committed to training leaders who love Jesus and invest their lives in His kingdom. As a leader, he serves as a board member of Door To Grace–a ministry dedicated to bringing freedom and loving families to sexually trafficked children in Portland. In addition, Christopher is a leadership team member of Mending The Soul–a ministry dedicated to caring for and creating resources for trauma and abuse survivors locally–as well as the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, and Sudan.