Chris grew up in Oak Harbor on beautiful Whidbey Island. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and recently completed a career as a naval aviator. Chris and his wife, Monica, have two children and were long-time members of New Life Presbyterian in San Diego, where Chris served as a ruling elder. They joined Ascension Presbyterian after returning to Washington in 2016 and now reside in Mill Creek. Chris was installed as a ruling elder in February 2020. He loves sports and aviation and has a passion for reading (and buying) books, especially theology and history.