Cris became a part of the Blue Valley family when the church he served as an elder, the former Fellowship Baptist Church, merged with Blue Valley in 2014. Cris was instrumental in the merger discussions and has been active in ministry at Blue Valley since day 1 of the merger. He has served Blue Valley as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, Sunday evening Bible study leader, and finance team member. He is also active in discipling young men in our church. Cris came to Christ at Wyatt Park Baptist Church in St. Joseph, MO in 1968. Cris and his wife, Mary Anne, have three grown children, but were led to add three additional children to their family (Katie, Kelsey, and Caleb) by adoption. Cris works at Central Bank of the Midwest.