Chris is the founding pastor of City Reformed Church. In 2012, with a freshly minted PhD in theology from Marquette University, Chris sensed God’s call to plant a Reformed church in city-center Milwaukee. Chris is not a Wisconsin native, but grew up in Florida where he learned to love surfing and fishing. He met his wife Kate while studying philosophy at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Kate and Chris were married in 2000 and lived in a variety of places before settling down in Milwaukee. Kate and Chris have two children, Tess and Van. Chris has an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, has studied theology at the University of Tubingen in Germany and has taught theology at Yale University. While Chris spent a lot of time in academia and is always working on some writing project, he has a very strong sense of his place in the local church as a pastor-theologian. In Wisconsin he does not get many opportunities to surf or fish, but he does enjoy swimming, cooking and working in the garden with his daughter.