Who We Are


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Chris has served as the Executive Director for the Vere Institute since its founding in 2014. He loves to see churches transformed from the inside out as they pursue their calling to form disciples for everyday Kingdom impact.  


He began his career flying for the Navy, having watched TopGun one too many times growing up in Colorado. After ten years of service, he moved into the business world, first at IBM and then with a couple of start-up companies. He lives in Boston with his wife and very fluffy dog, Mr. Gatsby.

Executive Director



Diana joined Vere Institute in 2020 as our Communications Director. Her passion is encouraging and nurturing disciples of Jesus, giving them a vision for how He speaks to every aspect of the story of their lives. 


Diana is the author of the forthcoming book, Companions in the Darkness: Seven Saints who Struggled with Depression and Doubt (InterVarsity Press, November 2020). She lives in south-central Pennsylvania, where she can often be found singing in the kitchen with her husband and ever-curious daughter.

Communications Director