Christopher Bealand has been associated with Shield of Hope since its inception in 2014. He joined the Board as VIce President in 2021. Christopher’s career includes full time positions EMS, Emergency RN, and Police Officer. He honorably retired as a Sergeant with the Austin Texas Police Department in January 2021 after a total of 23 years in Police service. Christopher and his wife reside in the Austin area and have a wonderful blended family that includes 5 adult children and thirteen grandkids located in Central Texas and New Hampshire, his home State. Christopher’s heart for teaching and counseling blend well with his love for Jesus Christ and his Gospel, especially as it pertains to Shield of Hope’s mission of being Light in the Darkness.