Every month we want to take some time to introduce you to one of our volunteers. Our hope is to show everyone that there is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in Urban Purpose. This month we want you to meet Chris Dyson, one of our key volunteers at our weekly Sunday meal.
Name: Chris Dyson
Occupation: Investment Banking
Family: Married to Susan for 24 years, with three sons; Will (16), Luke (14), and Jake (11).
Hobbies/Interests: Teaching 8th grade Boys Sunday School, Coaching and watching my sons play football, baseball & basketball; Auburn football, Snow Skiing, Golf
Favorite Restaurant: Sparks Steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan
Favorite Song or Band: Almost anything Rock & Roll from the Ronald Reagan Era
First time to go downtown with Urban Purpose: Shortly after watching Jim McFarland’s video presentation during 2010 GIC.
Favorite thing about being a part of Urban Purpose: Finding common ground with the men downtown and developing friendships over a meal-then having an opportunity to share God’s word and watch the men overcome their struggles through Christ. Spending time with my oldest son answering God’s call to love our neighbors. Like so many 40 something year-old-men at my stage of life, its easy to miss that call with all of life’s everyday demands. Urban Purpose represents a real need right here in our community, and an equally real opportunity for men to serve our Lord and to serve our community.