Chris Ritchie

Chief Technology Officer

Chris has over 25 years of experience as a senior business and technology leader serving fortune 500 companies such as IBM and Fiserv. As Ministry Brands head of technology he is responsible for setting technology vision, overseeing technology operations and advancing technology solutions. He has deep experience with complex global project management and the Agile software development lifecycle. He has a passion for solving challenging customer problems by building world class teams, building innovative solutions, and establishing operations through the use of best practices.

Outside of work Chris enjoys an active life including outdoor sports, hunting, fishing and motor sports. He has been married over 25 years and enjoys spending time with his three wonderful kids. He also enjoys giving back to the inventor community as Founder of Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association.

  • Ross Croley

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ross is the Chief Executive Officer of Ministry Brands. He is passionate about bringing together the best church and ministry focused technology and services companies…
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  • Brad Hill


    Brad is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all Ministry Brands divisions. As an active member and leader in the local church, Brad’s passion is…
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  • Dave Winenger

    Chief Financial Officer

    Dave Winenger joins Ministry Brands as the Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Dave leads financial operations for Ministry Brands and provides insights and experience to…
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  • Chris Ritchie

    Chief Technology Officer

    Chris has over 25 years of experience as a senior business and technology leader serving fortune 500 companies such as IBM and Fiserv. As Ministry…
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  • Curtis Harris

    EVP, Product Strategy

    As EVP, Product Strategy, Curtis is responsible for the oversight and delivery of next generation Ministry Brands platforms and solutions to support Ministry Brands developing…
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  • Becky Kopplin

    EVP, Giving Systems & Payment Strategy

    As EVP Giving Systems and Payment Strategy, Becky leads the giving and processing teams across Ministry Brands. Her passion for serving churches with advanced tools…
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  • Josh Weis

    EVP, Protection Services

    As the EVP of Protection Services, Josh is responsible for the management, operation, and expansion of the Protection division within Ministry Brands. Josh focuses on…
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  • Mark White

    EVP, Church Management Platforms

    Mark began his career at Shelby in 2003 as a support technician and was promoted to team leader in early 2005. In late 2006 he…
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  • Steve Pruitt

    VP, Support

    Steve Pruitt is the Vice President of Support. He leads Professional Services, Customer Experience, Account Management, and Customer Support. He brings more than 24 years…
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  • Michael Tribble

    VP, Business Intelligence

    As the VP BI, Michael leads efforts collaborating with IT and the Executive Team to research, establish and track the KPIs that will be the…
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  • Karen Sebold

    VP, Marketing

    As VP of Marketing, Karen is responsible for leading the company’s corporate strategy, demand-generation, communications and product marketing. She was named VP Marketing after previously…
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  • Kendra Longworth

    VP, Sales and Marketing Operations

    As VP of Sales and Marketing Operations, Kendra provides leadership and coordination of the companies’ sales and marketing operations functions. She is responsible for the…
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