Chris joined Partners International in September 2015 after working in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry for nearly 20 years. He was born and raised in Michigan in a Christian family. However, it was in a Navigators’ Bible study at Michigan State University where he first understood the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the calling that God had for his life. When Chris was faced with a new season of opportunity to transition from the business world to a career that combines both his love of people and ministry, the Lord provided Partners International as the perfect outlet to use his skill-set and spiritual gifts. He is inspired by the epitaph of King David, “who served the purpose of God in his generation” (Acts 13:36). Chris believes that building the Church in the least reached, least resourced places of the world is one of the greatest callings of our time.