Christopher L. Schilling is a healthcare chaplain, grief support facilitator, ordained minister, and freelance writer. And welcome to his website which contains feature articles about our emotional and spiritual well-being as they relate to healing following loss and grief, connectivity beyond ourselves, and our journey to find purpose and meaning.  Additionally, this website features Christopher’s own personal reflections along these crossroads in his life journey.

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 (CPE) 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 chaplain in the US Air Force Reserve. He became an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2016. He is also an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute where he is certified to do grief support with individuals and groups.  This fall, he will be returning to graduate school to begin the process of working towards becoming a licensed mental health counselor.

Christopher enjoys cars, traveling, and spending time with his wife. Christopher can be contacted via email at chris (at)  Opinions and views expressed on this website are solely of Christopher L. Schilling unless otherwise noted and cited.  Content is not considered professional medical advice. Content on this website does not reflect (nor is this website affiliated) with the US Air Force, the Grief Recovery Method, or any organization Christopher has served or currently serves.