Fr. Chris Hellstrom is a native of Denver Colorado. Having received his theological education in Rome, he was ordained in 1988. He has been in parish work for 17 years and in seminary work for 11. At St. John Vianney Seminary, he was in charge of the first year, called the Spirituality Year, a kind of diocesan novitiate for parish priests. He was also Director of Spiritual Life for the main seminary. He is now part of In Ipso, an institute of spiritual formation for the laity. On the side, he enjoys Astronomy, time with priests, and prayer ministry.