Kris was born in Seattle Washington and lived in Enumclaw Washington until he was 16.  Kris was frequently cast as Scrooge, and gave his first “sermon“ at the age of 12 in the Presbyterian Church.  At 16 he moved to Edina Minnesota, then at 17 to LaCrossse Wisconsin where he finished high school and his first year of college. He went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota and moved to Chapel Hill where he taught music at Carolina Friends School for 15 years.  For the last 20 years Kris has been performing as a soloist and ensemble player in the world of popular music.  

Kris is our UCP Music Director and continues to teach and perform music in the Southeast region. He hopes to finish writing his first book, and write and record another album next year. He lives in Durham with his wife Cathy and his beloved cats Sultan and Murphy, and regal hound Greta.