December 15, 2011 / Creative Writing
Chris Hoke learns something about receiving the Messiah from towering and tattooed Teddy, a former gang member in Skagit Valley, Washington.
Chris Hoke recently moved to Missoula, Montana, for a one-year sabbatical with his new bride, Rachel Beatty. He has spent recent years working with gang members as a chaplain in the Skagit County Jail with Tierra Nueva Ministries. Chris is currently corresponding with his friend, a Chicano gang leader in solitary confinement, to co-write their first book, Thicker Than Blood: Gangs, Trauma, and the New Family of God.