Chris served as a missionary in Chile from 1974-1983 and is now director of the Missions Department and a missions professor at Ozark Christian College. In 2012 he received his Ph.D. in Missiology from Biola University. He continues to travel internationally on a regular basis to encourage and train missionaries on the field. In addition to serving on the Board of GNPI, he also serves on the Board for TRAIN International. He is currently an elder and teacher at College Heights Christian Church and lives with his wife, Carol, in Joplin, MO. They have three adult children: Matthew (deceased), David, and Abigail.