Chris Williams was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. After serving a mission to Paraguay for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and graduating from the University of Utah, he went to work as an IT architect and systems engineer. He is now an executive with IBM. After the death of his wife Michelle and two of their four children, he married Mikkel Fuhriman Jones, a widow with two young children. They have since been blessed with two daughters. He and his family currently reside in Salt Lake City.