Clerical Brother, Simple Vows, Professed August 10, 2014 - Br. Chris grew up in the suburbs of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro as the oldest of three boys. He attended college at Loras College in Dubuque, IA, where he ran track and cross country while preparing himself to become a Social Studies teacher. Following graduation, he taught high school Social Studies and coached track and cross country for five years, the last four at Shanley High School in Fargo, ND. During his time in Fargo, Br. Chris became involved with a parish youth group and while serving as a chaperone on a service trip, he first heard God's call to discern with the Dominicans. After visiting the Studium in St. Louis, he fell in love with the pillars of preaching and community. Br. Chris enjoys running, lifting weights and reading in his free time.