Chris began ministering at the Rescue Mission in February of 2006. He has over 28 years of ministry experience serving as a missionary with CRU, as a pastor of churches in the Salt Lake area, Vancouver, British Columbia, and at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. He is a graduate of Utah State University with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Economics and Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.) with a Master’s of Christian Studies in Applied Theology. He is also certified as a Genesis Addiction Recovery Counselor.
Chris moved to Utah in 1980 and has strong ties to the community. Chris gave his first sermon in the late 1980s as a guest speaker during a Chapel Service at the Rescue Mission of Salt Lake. Then in the mid-1990s, he returned to the Mission with three youth groups from local churches leading a weeklong outreach to the homeless community. He also led service projects at the Ogden Rescue Mission during youth mission trips in the Ogden area. As an ordained pastor with Calvary Chapel, where he actively attends, he continues to speak at area churches.
Chris noticed a trend in his ministry of being involved with the hurting and marginalized of society; the realization became a natural transition for him when he became a part of the staff here at the Rescue Mission. He has a passion for sharing the love of God and how it makes an eternal and tangible transformation in one’s life. As Executive Director, Chris oversees the complete ministry and operations of the Rescue Mission’s men and women facilities, transitional homes, as well as, the Ogden Rescue Mission.