Rev. Chris Schilling earned his Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2013 and became ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in October 2016. He served two years as the minister of community and campus relations at UniPlace Christian Church in Champaign, Illinois, as well as overseeing its community dinner program and social justice outreach ministries. In addition to being the pastor of First Christian Church, Rev. Schilling is also a hospital chaplain and a chaplain with the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He is married to his wife, Karol, who is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).