Chais DiMaggio – Received an M.A.C.M at Harding School of Theology and a B.A. in Bible from Ohio Valley University.
Chais is an advocate for people with exceptional needs, particularly children with mental health conditions. He cared for two children with mental disorders over a decade and is a member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. He also worked as a para-educator at an elementary school. Chais collaborates with community faith leaders as part of the local interfaith clergy group, helping to organize events. To strengthen his fellow ministers he regularly organizes minister luncheons. He also works with the local NAMI affiliate to train faith leaders in caring for and empowering families with mental health conditions.