Chris graduated from Liberty University with a BS in Sports Management and Marketing and worked in that field until he felt a calling to serve in full-time ministry. He served at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, as their Outreach Pastor, then for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, until accepting the call to serve back in the local church as Executive Pastor of Ministries at New City Church in Charlotte. Chris joined Partners International in January 2021, and when he first heard about Partners, was drawn to the mission of serving and sharing the Gospel in the least reached regions. Chris and Dana have two children and reside in Charlotte. On weekends, Chris is usually with his family watching his son play competitive club soccer, then serving at his church.