Chris grew up at Grace Community Church and for most of his years he has been a part of youth ministry either as a student or serving as volunteer staff in Junior High, High School, and College ministries. He graduated from California State University, Northridge in 1985 and is a practicing CPA in the area of forensic accounting including fraud examinations, business and damage valuations, and testifying as an expert witness in complex civil litigation.
Chris and his wife, Ann, met while both were involved in ministry in Crossroads in 1986 and were married in 1988. They have three grown daughters and two grandchildren. Chris and Ann live in Simi Valley.