Chris Brauns

Chris Brauns is Senior Pastor at the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley, IL, and the author of Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds (Crossway 2008), When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search: Biblical Principles & Practices to Guide Your Search (Moody 2011), and Bound Together: How We Are Tied to Others in Good and Bad Decisions (Zondervan 2013).

Chris has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Central College (Pella, IA) and an MBA from Northern Iowa U (Cedar Falls, IA). He began his career working in product development in medical diagnostics for Bayer. In his capacity there, he wrote technical materials for new product development.

Chris left the corporate world in 1990 and graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in 1993 with a Master of Divinity degree. He graduated with honors and received the President’s Award and the Strauss Expository Preaching Award.

In 2006 Chris received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, having completed the preaching track under Haddon Robinson.


Most Recent Project: Unpacking Repentance: From Brokenness to Joy (Crossway 2024)


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