Christopher is a writer, journalist, and ordained minister. And welcome to his blog that focuses on our emotionality, connectivity, and our spiritual well-being. Specifically, as it relates to healing following loss and grief, nurturing our relationships with others and ourselves, and discovering our purpose and meaning.
Originally from Hookstown, Pennsylvania, Christopher is a graduate of Slippery Rock University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Journalism in 2008. Following college, he relocated to California where he earned a Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2013 and went on to spend a year in a Clinical Pastoral Education program where he spent one year as a resident hospital chaplain in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
In his professional career, Christopher has worked in public relations, non-profit community development, and community outreach. Today he serves as a pastor, hospital chaplain, and a chaplain in the US Air Force Reserve. He became an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2016. He is also a certified grief recovery specialist through the Grief Recovery Method.
Christopher has written articles relating to social justice, mental health, and spiritual care for publications such as Ethics Daily, Presbyterian Outlook, Pennsylvania Magazine, and Patheos. You can check out samples of his published work by clicking here.
In addition to having a passion for writing and social-justice, Christopher enjoys cars, traveling, and spending time with his wife. Christopher can be contacted via email at media (at) clschilling (dot) com. Content on this blog do not reflect the organizations Christopher has served or currently serves.