Leadership

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.


  • Daniel Simmons

    Managing Director

    As the Executive Vice President of Operations, Daniel provides senior leadership for the overall business operations of Ministry Brands, as well as Sales, Marketing, IT,…
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  • Mike Stephens

    Chief Integrations Officer

    As the Chief Integrations Officer, Mike manages the financial management and operations for Ministry Brands. As a member of the Executive Team, Mike is passionate…
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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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  • Brian Seagraves

    Chief Innovation Officer

    As the Chief Innovation Officer, Brian drives product strategies to best help our customers achieve their mission. He has an entrepreneurial background in web-based products…
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  • Josh Weis

    EVP, Transaction

    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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  • Russell McDaniel

    Executive Vice President, Enterprise Division

    With over 30 years of experience as a financial and business leader, Russell is responsible for the management, operation, and growth of the Enterprise Division…
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  • Curtis Ryan

    SVP, Sales

    As the Senior Vice President of Sales, Curtis brings over 20 years of software and services sales leadership to Ministry Brands in his role. He…
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  • David Rogers

    SVP, Marketing

    As the Senior Vice President of Marketing, David sets the strategies that strengthen Ministry Brand’s position as the leading provider of church technology platforms. This…
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  • John Connell

    Executive Vice President - Growth Division

    John has over 10 years experience working in an Operational Executive capacity within the Saas industry. He’s had the opportunity to lead strategic sales and…
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  • Piotr Kadela

    VP, Sales Operations

    Piotr has over 15 years of experience as a strategy, sales, and operations leader working across industries and markets. He joins us from Lanyon Solutions…
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  • Kendra Longworth

    Director of Operations

    Kendra is the Director of Operations for Ministry Brands. She works alongside the leadership and human resources teams to ensure best practices in organizational well-being…
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