Employee Spotlight - Christopher Robinson

Christian Care Ministry is the organization that administers the Medi-Share program for more than 400,000 members. More than 700 employees are serving our members, and share the same commitment to Biblical values that our members do. Our staff brings the gifts and talents God gave each of them and they use them here at this ministry to serve our members and their co-workers, and lift each other up through prayer and community.

 

Christopher Robinson is one of many great employees here at CCM. We asked him to share a little of his story:

 

Q: What is your position at CCM?

A: I am a Performance Consultant in the Learning and Leadership Development department.

 

Q: How long have you worked here?

A: Since February 26th, 2018. It has been a really good experience to meet new people as well as see familiar faces.

 

Q: Do you have a favorite Bible verse?

A: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another” – Proverbs 27:17

 

Q: What‘s your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working?

A: I enjoy working out with my two sons, helping them develop as young men. I also enjoy going to the movies, salsa dancing with my wife, and teaching.

 

Robinson Family

 

Q: Where were you born?

A: Detroit, Michigan. I attended Henry Ford and Redford High school. I was exposed to the Air Force from friends and family while in high school. I visited a few bases in Michigan and Virginia while in high school and that’s really how I started to think seriously about joining. I promised my mother that I would not give up on my education. Fortunately, the Air Force does offer educational programs, which I took advantage of while on active duty. I am a lifelong learner and currently enrolled in an Educational Doctorate at Barry University, studying Organizational Learning and Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Development.

 

Q: How did you get to know God?

A: I grew up a “CME” Christian, which stands for “Christmas, Mother’s Day, and Easter,” but my grandmother was a faithful church-goer. Both my brother and I went to church with her often. Whenever you were at her house, you knew you were going to church.

I didn’t get to go church with my mom often due to work schedule and other matters, but she always made sure that my brother and I were in church. My uncle played a pivotal role model in my spiritual awakening in life. I gave my life to God when I was 12 years old. My uncle gave me a book on Proverbs. I wanted to grow up and be just like him; a positive man who you could tell had an anointing on his life.

I remember my grandmother always saying, “Take God wherever you go,” and that’s exactly what I did with that book on Proverbs. I have been blessed to have teachers, mentors, and family friends that have helped me grow as a man in God. They are instrumental in why I am serving to this day. They inspired me to serve in the Air Force and even after I retired, I’m still serving in ministry at my church and CCM.

 

Q: What led you to CCM?

A: That is an interesting story. I was at dear family friends’ house for New Year’s, and my friend asked, “What do you want in 2018, Chris?” I responded with, “I really would like to start working full-time in my gift.”

I had previously been working at Columbia College at Patrick Air Force Base. It was a great opportunity to be there because I was connected to a lot of the airmen, getting to see them and interact with them on a day-to-day basis. However, I desired to be in “my lane” as far as my career path would go. As I was driving home after having that conversation, I got a phone call from CCM stating they had received my resume and would like to interview me for the position. It truly was an answer to my prayers.

My current career path lines up with my doctoral program, previous experience in the Air Force, and with my experience teaching at two different universities/colleges as an adjunct professor. Everything happens for a reason; it was a perfect fit, and this was not something that happened for “happens sake.” This was intentional. God is purposeful, and He has placed me in the right position to continue to exercise my gifts and talents.

 

Because someone took the time to invest in Chris when he was young, Chris now lives to help young people and co-workers develop into all they are meant to be.

 

If you are interested in working at Christian Care Ministry, check out our current open positions.