Pastor Chad started attending the Fort with his family as a young teenager. His quest for learning led him to Eugene, Oregon (New Hope Christian College, George Fox University) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (Oral Roberts University). He finally came back to Iowa in 2005. Pastor Chad is a gifted teacher and adjunct professor for William Penn, Grandview, and Des Moines Area Community College. He has a heart to mentor and develop young leaders. He is also a licensed coach through Leader Breakthru. Chad enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Shy-Ann, have two adult children, Iain and Kayla.