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A YCP Executive Speaker Series is a free event open to the public in which executives share their career and faith journeys with young professionals, challenging them to "Work in Witness for Christ."

Enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers and network before and after the evening's presentation! Dress is business casual.


  • 7:00 PM - Doors Open + Networking
  • 7:45 PM - President's Remarks and Prayer
  • 7:50 PM - Executive Speaker Address
  • 8:15 PM - Q + A Session
  • 8:25 PM - Closing + Prayer

Christopher Lee Simpson was born in Heidelberg Germany. "I was an army brat, and was raised most of my life in Southern Central Virginia." He went to School at UT Chattanooga and finished at Carson-Newman University. He has a Master's in Organizational leadership from Cumberland University and a Masters of Theology from Saint Meinrad University. He worked in corporate America for 25 plus years as a HR Executive for companies like: Cooper Tire, Mars Inc., Dell, Asurion and Smile Brands before abandoning all that to start an organic livestock farm in Watertown called Field of Dreams Farm.

His wife, Suellen, is from Chattanooga and has a Business Marketing degree from UTC and a music degree from Cumberland University. They have 6 children and 3 grandchildren. They have spent most of our time in Tennessee but have also lived in Winchester, KY; Henderson, NV and Glenmore, PA.

Deacon Chris was ordained for the Diocese of Nashville on April 1, 2023. They were parishioners at St. Luke in Smyrna until he receive his assignment from Bishop Mark Spalding to St. Frances.


St. Ann Church, Breen Hall
5101 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, Tennessee

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