Chris Groff

Chris was the Executive Director of Parenting by Design for 10 years, a co-author of its content and materials, and a co-leader of the Parenting by Design seminars. Parenting by Design was a faith-based, nonprofit organization devoted to providing biblical parenting education through live seminars, DVD’s and online learning, as well as through CD’s, downloadable audios, newsletters, books, blogs, and other social media content.

Chris and his wife, Michelle, felt called to establish Parenting by Design with counselor Lee Long in the midst of a difficult challenge involving one of their children. Parenting by Design continued to expand its resources for parents until recently when the decision was made to close the ministry and concentrate on the counseling practice that grew out of it. Parenting by Design resources are still available through YouVersion’s Bible application reading plan, and through Amazon and other online booksellers.

Chris has a business degree from TCU, a law degree from Baylor, and a Masters degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently finishing up his second degree at Dallas Theological Seminary, a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling. He and Michelle have been married for over 30 years, and have two sons, Ben and Bob. He is also a grandfather to two grandsons.


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