Chris Brauns is Lead Pastor at The Red Brick Church in Stillman Valley, Illinois, a position he has held since 2005. After beginning a career in product development of medical diagnostics for Bayer, he felt God calling him into full-time ministry. In response, he left the corporate world to pursue an M.Div. at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and later a D.Min. at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Chris is the author of several books including, Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds, When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search: Biblical Principles and Practices to Guide Your Search, and Bound Together: How We are Tied to Others, in Good and Bad Choices. He and his wife, Jamie, have four children.