Chad has experience in audio technology and engineering, video editing, graphic design, and computer programming. At age 21 Chad became convinced that God was calling him to serve as a missionary.
In 2003 he began a bachelor's degree in cross-cultural ministry at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta. His three-month college internship in Mexico had a profound effect on him. "It was a life changing experience, and it expanded my worldview in incredible ways," he says.
When he is not working, Chad likes to hike, camp, read, listen to music, play the guitar, and tinker with computers.
Beginning in January 2011, Chad is planning on relocating from Holland, MI to Xai- Xai, Mozambique. He will work with a recording studio there, assisting with maintenance of recording equipment and computers, helping to record and master Scriptures in audio form, and working with national pastors to create listening programs that will use Scripture recordings effectively. As director of African operations for Audio Scripture Ministries, Chad will also oversee audio scripture recording and distribution projects throughout Africa. He will travel from his base in Mozambique to new project locations in order to set up recording and distribution programs and train personnel in recording equipment and techniques.