Rev. Christopher Chelpka is the pastor of Covenant Orthodox Presbyterian Church, which he helped establish when he served as an organizing pastor from 2011–2013.
He graduated from Westminster Seminary California with a Master of Divinity and has received fellowships from the Fund for Theological Education and the Acton Institute.
Before his ordination, Pastor Chelpka was a music teacher with twelve years of teaching experience and a Bachelor of Music Education from Northern Arizona University. As a professional cellist, he has performed and recorded with various orchestras in Arizona and California, as well as with award-winning musicians Matt Haeck and Gayle Skidmore. He currently plays with the Tucson Repertory Orchestra and continues to teach string classes through Quest Science Club.
Pastor Chelpka blogs at christopherchelpka.com. He and his wife, Della, have five children.