Hi! I’m Chris Rowekamp, the founder and writer of Further Up.
My wife Noelia and I live in Argentina, serving in a local church in Buenos Aires.
I have a reputation as a big eater, and the stories are mostly true. I also function best when fueled by good espresso. I love chess, swimming, cycling, video games, Avatar (The Last Airbender), The Office (US), traveling and my cat Arela. In no particular order.
I have always been an avid reader. As far as fiction is concerned, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings and the Wrinkle In Time series are among my favorites. When it comes to nonfiction, I love anything and everything by C.S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, Brennan Manning and Eugene Peterson.
I have also always enjoyed writing, although for most of my life I never saw it as anything more than a hobby and a way to get good grades at school. That is, until I began to write short devotionals for my church in Buenos Aires and the idea of Further Up began to emerge (read the story here).
I do a lot of my writing on the computer, but my favorite writing moments happen using my fountain pen and a journal.
Thanks again for being part of the Further Up family, and never hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments!