Christopher Schilling is a professional healthcare chaplain, loss and grief educator, freelance writer, and an ordained minister. And welcome to his blog and website which contains writings and resources relating to our emotional and spiritual well-being, specifically relating to healing following loss and grief, and our journey to find 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 (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 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 an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute where he is certified to do grief support with individuals and groups.

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.

Christopher enjoys cars, traveling, and spending time with his wife.   Christopher can be contacted via email at chris (at) clschilling.com  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.