Chris has been a born again believer since childhood and is an active member of a local Independent Baptist Church in Iowa. He has experience in youth ministry and small group ministry and has formal training in Biblical counseling. He is also an author of the devotional blog "The Commentary" and a few books to include his latest, "The Youth". Chris's occupation is working as a paramedic on a county ambulance service and as a medicolegal death investigator with the county medical examiner's office. In his spare time, he is also a volunteer firefighter. His interests include backpacking, rock climbing/rappelling, camping, learning languages, travelling, golf, and boating. He also plays multiple instruments to include guitar, 12 string guitar, banjo, cello, violin, bodhran, Irish whistle, and harmonica. He has a passion for studying God's word and teaching to others.