Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! And welcome to Tree and The Seed. My name is Christopher C. Schrock and this is my blog.
I was born and raised in rural Indiana. While growing up I attended McGrawsville United Methodist Church with my family. After graduating from High School I completed my undergraduate degree (Religion & Philosophy) at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana.
In 2006, I married Julie Lynn, a painter from Michigan, and we started attending Trinity Evangelical Church (CREC), in Larwill, Indiana. From 2010 to 2012 I completed studies for pastoral ministry and theology at Trinity Pastors College, studying under the auspices and authority of Trinity Evangelical’s Elders. Now I am a pastor at Christ Covenant Reformed Church (CREC), in Billings, Montana. I enjoy reading, writing, fishing, and roaming the Beartooth Mountains with my family. I have had academic prose published in Christian Scholar’s Review and poetry published in SNACKS!, The Curator, and Paper Mill. I am also a contributor at The Parbar Collective.
Julie and I have five children: Moses, Kati, Hazel, Ana, and Quince.
About “Tree and The Seed”
The title for this blog comes from the title of a mixed media piece displayed behind the nameplate of this blog. That piece was created by my wife, and I selected it from a botanical study she had begun a handful of years ago.
“Tree and The Seed” represents, for me, the richness and fruitfulness of the Christian life, a life grounded in the life of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Righteous Man that is “like a tree firmly planted by streams of water” (see Psalm 1).