Chris Bruno, MACP, MA
I have been leading men for the last 20 years. Having grown up in the mountains of Colorado, I have a passion for the rawness of nature, and what it does to the souls of men. There is something earthy and rugged about the way God created the world, from its beauty to its desolate places, that I think comes strangely close to the landscape of a man’s heart.
I have a MA in Counseling Psychology, from Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle. I have hundreds of hours counseling and working with men, and have collaborated with Dr. Dan Allender as a therapist at Mars Hill Graduate School conferences such as Sabbath, Intimate Mystery, Divine Marriage, and Leadership Crucible. I also completed my clinical counseling internship at Westminster Chapel, where I met and journeyed with many amazing men.
For over 7 years I lived in the Middle East, working as the National Campus Director and Mega-City Director for Campus Crusade for Christ. I led a multi-national team of over 60 staff, working in collaboration with local churches to share the gospel. I am fluent in Turkish (well, mostly), and continue to work with missions efforts around the world. With the Restoration Project, counseling and supporting men on the mission field is a priority. See more about this on the For Ministers page.
I also received a MA in Communication and a BS in Speech in 1995, with a focus on leadership and organizations, from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. I consult with organizations and ministries in strategy and leadership development, member health and financial development. Currently I am engaged in some work with REACT Services, Refugee Highway Partnership, and Hagar International.
I have been married to my wife Beth for 15 years. Together with our three rambunctious children, we find ways to get outdoors as often as possible. When not on the trail, Chris can often be found with a book and a cup of dark roasted, organic, fair trade coffee.