Chip is a native of Pekin, IL. After graduating High School in 1986, he joined the Navy and served for 22 years until his retirement in 2008. From 2008, until starting seminary in 2020, he worked as a professional speaker. Chip holds a Master’s degree in Adult Education from Northern Illinois University, a Master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University, and a Master’s of Divinity from Luther Seminary.
Chip lives in Sturtevant, Wisconsin with his wife, Gwen. Between them they have six grown children, two grandchildren, three cats, and one dog.
Chip enjoys looking for where God is working in the world and how we might participate, riding motorcycles with his wife, spoiling his granddaughters and eating donuts (he’s never met a donut he didn’t like).