C. Craig Topple grew up in Decatur, Georgia. Before attending Columbia Theological Seminary he served campus ministries in Georgia, Mexico, and Chile. He pastored a congregation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he and his wife Trasie lived for seven years. Back in Georgia he served as interim pastor at Commerce Presbyterian and Chaplain Resident at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He is excited that his two young daughters will participate in the ministries he helps lead at Covenant.