Chris was born in the Boston area, where he met his wife Cindi. He completed his undergraduate degrees in Finance and Insurance at the University of Rhode Island in 1990 and, after some time in the financial services industry, went onto graduate school to study theology and pastoral ministry at Gordon-Conwell and Calvin seminaries. After receiving his Masters in Divinity in 1994, and upon completing three years of internships and residencies, Cindi and he decided to plant a church in Franklin, Massachusetts. They felt that MetroWest Boston needed a church that focused on welcoming people who don't typically connect to traditional religion or church. They started meeting with just a handful of people in their living room in 1997. Today, you will find over 1,000 people engaging in any of the weekly programs of New England Chapel. The young congregation is globally minded, partnering with organizations that think and act holistically -- attending to body, mind and spirit. Chris now works with a human capital advisory firm, FMG Leading, where he focuses on leadership development through executive coaching, executive team growth, and helping senior executive teams navigate corporate culture change. Chris and Cindi now live in southern Maine, enjoying their newly emptied nest, serving God's kingdom and new and exciting ways.