Chris Purnell

Executive Director, Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Chris is the Executive Director of Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic the nation’s largest Christian Legal Aid in multiple locations across Indiana. Chris received his B.S. in English and History from Indiana State University in 2005. Immediately after graduating, he attended the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he was a Note Development Editor for the Indiana Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. Chris has served at the Clinic since September 2008, when he began working as a staff attorney in the areas of housing and consumer law. He was promoted to the Managing Attorney role in 2010 and appointed Executive Director by the Board of Directors in February 2015. Along with his work at the Clinic, Chris is an Adjunct Professor at Taylor University and is very involved in serving at Village Life Church in Broad Ripple. Chris is also presently enrolled in seminary at Fuller. Chris and his wife, Christy, live in Indianapolis with their two young and always vivacious children.