Chris Chiles met Tim Ard back in 2014 when he attended a Forest Applications storm debris training in Rome GA. Tim and Chris struck up a friendship and continued to connect through various trainings until 2023 when Chris became a Legacy Instructor with Forest Apps. and began facilitating trainings all over the US.
Chris is also the Immediate Disaster Response Coordinator for God’s Pit Crew and has been since August 2020. Before joining God’s Pit Crew, he operated in a similar capacity within ministry for twelve years. Over time, Chris has been exposed to almost every kind of disaster and has personally led volunteer teams who have responded to more than 80 events. In this capacity, Chris has been fortunate to experience glimpses of hope restored in people’s lives when his team meets their needs with compassion and no strings attached.
Chris was born in Richmond, Virginia, is married to his beautiful wife Niki, they have 3 kids, and one grandchild.