Chris was born and grew up in the UK. Lisa, grew up in various towns around the Midwest United States. We met in Brussels, Belgium in 1995 while working on a business project.
We married in 1996 and spent the first few years of our marriage pursuing our careers more than our relationship with God or each other. We both saw the pain and devastation broken and disconnected families caused. We should have known better.
After the birth of our son, Ethan, on Easter Sunday, 2000, we soon realized we were on a downward spiral without God’s guidance for our marriage and family.
God provided the comfort and guidance we needed to heal our past and give us hope for tomorrow. Because of this, God is now allowing us to share the comfort He gave us with other families as we serve Him as missionaries with FamilyLife.
After serving in Little Rock, Arkansas at the FamilyLife headquarters, in late 2010 we began to feel God’s nudging for us to serve in the UK and were given final approval in the Summer of 2011 to serve there on an International Assignment. We are now currently based in London, England and serve with the FamilyLife UK team here.
The UK is in greater spiritual and family crisis than the US and trends there are usually a precursor to those here in the US. With Chris’ obvious ties to the country, we also have a great passion for Britain, so we are excited at the opportunity to serve alongside the UK team (just one other staff-couple) and be able to do more one-on-one ministry with individuals and couples here.
The housing and living costs in the UK are about 40% more than in the Midwest US. If you feel led to support our ministry, please read more about how you can partner with us.