Christopher Barnes, now in his third year as the Veritas Head of School, has spent his entire life obeying God’s call to raise up a generation of servant-warriors to penetrate this dark world for Christ. That call has taken many forms — working in youth ministry, teaching English and Journalism in the public schools for four years in northern Illinois, serving as a pastor in two distinctly different churches, and founding a small family-directed K-8 school. Most recently, he served at the St. Luke Evangelical Free Church in Wellington, a small town in rural western Missouri. Christopher recently celebrated his 45th Anniversary with his wife Linda. They have two grown daughters, Hope and Abby, both married with children and living in Tucson. Christopher and Linda spend much of their time with their children and grandchildren.