Rev. Dr. Christian C. Tiews grew up in Los Angeles, California, and Germany. After attending a humanistic high school in Munich and earning a Master’s degree in geology in Kiel, he worked in the software industry for ten years before Christ got hold of him. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne. A German-English / English-German translator for over forty years, he also translates theological works for Concordia Publishing House. Pastor Tiews loves spending time with his family (wife Lula, five daughters, one son, a dog and seven backyard chickens) and enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading.