Cris Harper, Chaplain Resident

Cris Harper grew up overseas in a missionary family, living in North Africa and Europe. In recent years, he has claimed Birmingham as home, enjoying the city’s life and culture with his wife (Christy) and daughter (Ruth).

He attended Samford University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies (’13) and continued on to Beeson Divinity School where he received a M. Div (’18).

While pursuing further ministerial training through the practice of pastoral care at UAB Medicine, Cris is currently preparing to become a candidate for ordination within the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Locally, Cris and Christy gather for worship with Shades Valley Community Church in Homewood, AL.