My name is Chris Cooper, and I am a rural pastor. I was born and raised in a small town and enjoy ministering in such a place. Like many I’m called to serve, I enjoy gardening; hunting; and preparing, cooking, and eating the food that I happen to grow or to kill. I am blessed to be the father of Will and Jase, two very different but happy boys who are easy to love. I’ve also had the privilege, since the day I turned 21, of maturing and learning what life is all about with my beautiful wife, Jessica. I’ve not always been easy to love or to live with, but she’s been my partner now for half my life and I cherish her more than words can describe. Finally, I am a work in progress, far from perfect but seeking to learn a little more each day what it means to live in the new world of King Jesus.