Pastor Chip was born in Pakistan while his father was stationed there with the US Air Force. God has led him through his life, and Jesus was a strong presence throughout his youth and teenage years. Chip and his wife Laura met as undergraduates at Duke. He was the founding Pastor of Evergreen UMC in Leesburg VA, where he had served for the past 20 years. Following graduation from Duke, Chip was an officer in the US Air Force before answering God’s call to Pastoral Ministry. He has been a Pastor for 26 years. Pastor Chip and Laura have 3 children, twins Caris and Will who recently graduated from college, and daughter Hannah who just graduated from high school.