Charlie was born the youngest of nine children. He is a third-generation Floridian and grew up on the beaches near Jacksonville, spending as much time as possible in the ocean. He met his wife Lynne while going to college in the Triangle, and they both fell in love with North Carolina, which has been their home since 1992. Charlie and Lynne have raised four children and are grateful to have been a part of Trinity Park Church since its inception. Charlie is an engineer that works in the high-tech semiconductor industry. He also enjoys teaching and talking about theology, hiking and kayaking with Lynne, mountain biking, and has recently taken up fly-fishing.