Chris began ringing handbells after college but was involved in music from an early age, singing in church choirs, community choirs, school choirs, and the Texas Lutheran College Concert Choir. A trumpet player too, that can make for a busy Easter morning service singing, ringing, and trumpeting. He has played handbells, mostly bass buckets, for over 30 years, directed children’s handbell and choir-chime choirs, and briefly an adult bell choir. (I’d rather PLAY, he says.) With a BA in Visual Arts from Texas Lutheran, Chris works as an architectural illustrator and part time bicycle mechanic. He currently sings in his church choir, plays trumpet in a community band, does photography, and is an avid cyclist.