A Dallas native and life-long resident, Chris graduated high school from the Episcopal School of Dallas in 1997. He then completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Methodist University before receiving a scholarship and attending Baylor Law School, where he graduated as a proud Baylor Lawyer. Chris credits each of these places, particularly their influential faculty, as shaping the man and lawyer he is today.

Chris is married to Kelley Ayres, a fellow graduate from both ESD and Southern Methodist University. Kelley currently teaches at ESD. Chris and Kelley have two amazing and talented sons, Wyatt and Cooper. In his spare time, Chris enjoys watching his boys live out their sports’ passions on a football field, a basketball court, or the golf course. Chris’ third “child” is their family labradoodle, Rosco, who is spoiled rotten by the whole family.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Beyond his own faith and family, Chris is proud to have supported and served for and with the following community groups:

  • Member, Board of Trustees, St. Philip’s School and Community Center (2016 – present)
  • Founding and Lifetime Member, Friends of St. Philip’s School and Community Center (2019 – present)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Vice-President (2014 – 2019) and Treasurer (2014 – present) of the Episcopal Foundation of Dallas
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Vice-President (2018 – 2019) and Treasurer (2018 – present) of the Episcopal Hospital Foundation of Dallas
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Gaston Episcopal Hospital Foundation (2014 – 2018)
  • Member, Board of Directors (2013 – present) and Membership Chair (2016 – 2018), HeROs Alliance of Genesis Women’s Shelter
  • Member, Board of Directors, Friends of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department (2006 – present)
  • Member, Episcopal School of Dallas Alumni Association’s Executive Committee (2008 – 2016)
  • Member, Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
    • Assistant Chancellor (2015 – present)
    • Senior Warden (2014)
    • Junior Warden (2013)
    • Vestry (2012 – 2014)
    • Rector Search Committee Member (2013 – 2014)
  • Member, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas
    • Assistant Chancellor (2015 – present)
    • Nominations & Elections Committee (2013 – 2014)
    • Bishop Search Committee (2014 – 2015)
    • Strategic Planning Committee (2016)
    • Executive Council (2016)