Chris Small, M.A., has served as a university teacher and a Christian minister, and is President and CLE of The Lincoln Project. Chris has presented papers and workshops for both national and international organizations, led strategic retreats, served as a coach and pastoral counselor, directed Interpretation and Performance programs, initiated and trained small groups and teams, served on many boards and committees, and taught seminars on a variety of topics. Encouragement for individuals to live to their full potential is a recurring theme in his classes and presentations. He is a member of the National Communication Association and other professional organizations. Chris lives with his wife and son near the Great Smoky Mountains.