Our Family

Chris was born in Pekin, IL and graduated from nearby Bradley University.  His father Robert was a mechanical engineer who worked for Caterpillar designing industrial engines and transmissions.  His mother Joyce was an elementary teacher and later a realtor.  Chris received his Master’s degree from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Chris’ wife is Teresa (Koerner) Johnson.  She is the Ohio State University Youth Educator for Defiance County Ohio.  Teresa was raised on a family farm outside Edgerton, Ohio.  Her father John Koerner was a well-known dairy farmer.  Her mother Patsy was a Christian writer and church secretary.  Teresa is an alumnus of Bluffton University and Purdue University.

They have one daughter (Madison) who attends Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  She plays volleyball for Rose-Hulman after earning All-American honors in high school.