Chris Walters is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, currently serving as the president of The United Methodist Foundation of the Northern Illinois Conference, Inc.
After graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in fiction writing, Chris taught 7th grade English part-time. Eventually he returned to the talents of his adolescence: computers. For 14 years Chris worked in various information technology roles, including IT Director and as a small business owner. Along the way he pursued another deep interest: theology and science. Chris earned the M.A. from Northern Seminary, writing his thesis under the direction of Dr. Douglas Sharp titled “Theology and Technology: Humanity in Process.” In 2011 he graduated with the M.Div. from Chicago Theological Seminary.
In July 2006 Chris was a lay delegate to the 19th World Methodist Conference in Seoul, Korea.
With his wife Eun-Hye Choi and son Tim, Chris enjoys vacationing and the outdoors. In his spare time Chris also enjoys the auditory adventures and advocacy of public radio and various podcasts.