Christopher M. Wicks holds a MM in Composition from the University of Montreal and a MM in Organ Performance from the University of Oregon. He is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists and has been active for many years as a church musician in Oregon's Willamette Valley. He is pleased to have Concordia as the ninth publishing house to add music of his to its catalog. He is also a poet and translator.

Christopher lives in the small town of Silverton, Oregon. He is happily unmarried and enjoys exploring, as a cook, a wide variety of world cuisines.