Chris is a Montana native. He grew up and graduated from High School in Glendive, MT. He went to Montana State University (Bozeman) to pursue a degree in graphic design. It was here that he met his wife Karri who is from Polson. They were married in 1993 and have two daughters Kayla and Courtney. Chris worked in ad agencies after college in Seattle, Great Falls and Billings as an Art Director. Although he was raised in the church Chris was a late bloomer when it came to faith in Christ. He gave his life to Christ in 1995 and then hit the ground running. He and Karri started attending GBC in 1996. In 2000 he was hired as the Youth Pastor. In 2005 he became the Senior Pastor. Chris has a Master's of Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary.