Chris is a Sioux Falls SD native, married to his soulmate Cori, and a father of 4 beautiful kiddos.
Chris has been on a life long journey of hurt and pain but today he celebrates life and appreciates all of his adversities.
At age 7, Chris was hit by a drunk driver riding his bike in his neighborhood and almost died. On his 12th birthday, Chris found out his mother and father were getting a divorce, which led him down a path of depression and suicide ideation. Bullied his entire school age years - he spent a lot of time fighting for his identity and his place in the world.
Got engaged to Cori in 2003 and immediately after their engagement - Chris left for a year long tour in Iraq and shortly after returning home they got married. Unable to have children - they adopted 3 sweet kiddos (2 brothers and their sister) from Ethiopia. In 2016 they were blessed with a little girl of their own.
Chris now lives his life serving others - volunteering at a local Behavioral Health Center telling his story to youth and adults. He gives them hope through His story of overcoming life's challenges and struggles. Chris is a true beacon of light!