Congressman Chris Stewart is a New York Times best-selling and national award-winning author, world-record-setting Air Force pilot, and small business owner. He and his wife, Evie, are the parents of six children. He considers being a father the most important and enjoyable job in the world.
Chris is one of ten children and grew up on a dairy farm in Cache Valley. His father was an Air Force pilot who retired to teach school and farm. His mother was a full-time homemaker who was recognized as the Utah Mother of the Year in 1996.
Chris and Evie both graduated from both Sky View High School and Utah State University, where Chris earned his degree in economics. Upon graduation, Chris joined the United States Air Force where he was a Distinguished Graduate in both Officer Training School and Undergraduate Pilot Training.
He served for fourteen years as a pilot in the Air Force, flying both rescue helicopters and the B-1B bomber. On June 3, 1995, Chris and a flight of two B-1s set the world record for the fastest non-stop flight around the world. Chris was the senior project officer for this mission.
Prior to becoming a Congressman, Chris was the president and CEO of the Shipley Group. Shipley is nationally recognized for their consulting expertise in energy and the environment, as well as government anti-terrorism training and corporate security and executive preparedness consulting. During the time that Chris was at the helm of the company, Shipley increased its sales and profitability many times over.
Chris is a best-selling author whose books have been published in six different countries. Seven Miracles that Saved America was awarded the National Communications Award by the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. His latest book, The Miracle of Freedom: Seven Tipping Points that Saved the World, was a New York Times bestseller within two weeks of publication. His other books include The Great & Terrible series and A Christmas Bell for Anya, which he co-authored with his wife and which was performed at the 2005 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert.
In his spare time, Chris and his family love rock climbing, rappelling, and hiking through some of our state's most remote places.