Chad was born and raised near LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He holds undergraduate degrees in music and chemistry from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. Over the course of his lengthy career in church music, Chad has served in various positions such as organist, pianist, music director, choir director, and handbell director. He came on staff with FPC in January 2018. Outside of his church work, he has also worked in the computer industry for 3M and IBM. His focus there for the last 20 years has been cybersecurity. Chad has two grown children, a son that lives in Orlando, Florida, and a daughter that lives in Los Angeles, California.