Chris was appointed as the Pastor of Wheeler in June 2012. Chris grew up at Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and served as the college ministry coordinator there between 2001-2005. He experienced God through many ministries and missions of Holston Conference, including Camp Wesley Woods, Appalachia Service Project and international mission trips to Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil. Chris graduated from The University of Tennessee in 2005 (BA) and Duke Divinity School in 2008 (M.Div). He was ordained as an elder in full connection of the Holston Annual Conference in June 2010. His previous appointment was at Narrows First United Methodist Church in Narrows, Virginia (2008-2012). Chris and his wife have a little girl.