Chris attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fl. and Bible college in New York. He responded to the call of Jesus to leave his community of 20 years in south Florida to launch Riverbank Church in 2010. He and Penny married in 1999 and in 2008 they adopted their two sons, Roman and Jadon, from Siberia. Chris likes most sports, University of Miami football, Red Sox baseball, epic films, Bear Grylls, Apple Computers, reading, most flavors of music, family fun days, bacon and hiking.