A Primer Event

A night of food, encouragement and round table discussion for all college students

Why You Need to Come

Connecting college students with Christian professionals:

Join us as Guest Speaker Ted Kluck leads us in a night of food, encouragement and round table discussion. We aim to connect every student who attends with a Christian businessperson who has experienced the ins and outs of being a follower of Christ in the professional world. Please make sure to register below ASAP so we can ensure every profession/vocation is represented.

What You Need to Know

  • February 25, 2022
  • Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church
  • Guest Speaker Ted Kluck
  • Round Table Discussions with Christian Professionals
  • $5.00 registration
  • Dinner by Henry’s Deli, Coffee by Caffeinated Catering and Dessert by The Donut Shop
  • Limited Seating
  • Register on Venmo using the church's designation @chbc-chbc. Then add the registration amount in the area given. In the memo section, please put your first and last name, your college major, plus Primer Event so we can make sure to get you signed up.
  • You can also sign up by coming by the church office.

Ted Kluck teaches journalism at Union University in Jackson, TN. For the past fifteen years, he has been professionally writing articles, books, and screenplays.

Ted's work has appeared in ESPN the Magazine, Sports Spectrum Magazine, and ESPN.com. His regular column in the Jackson Sun is frequently picked up by USA Today.

Ted has written dozens of books in his career, on topics ranging from adoption to the evangelical church to professional wrestling. His first book, Facing Tyson: 15 Fighters, 15 Stories, was published by the Lyons Press in October 2006, and published internationally by Mainstream Publishing in 2007. His next book, Paper Tiger: One Athlete's Journey to the Underbelly of Pro Football, was a 2008 Michigan Notable Book. Why We’re Not Emergent and Why We Love the Church (written with Kevin DeYoung) both won Christianity Today Book of the Year awards.

In 2010 Ted founded Gut Check Press, a small publishing house, where he holds the title Co-Founder and Secretary of the Interior. The company released its first title, Kinda Christianity, in 2010 and continues to be active today. In addition, Ted’s first feature film, Silverdome is currently in post-production. He can be heard hosting "The Happy Rant Podcast" and "The Gut Check Podcast."

Ted has played professional indoor football, coached high school and college football, trained as a professional wrestler, served as a missionary, and taught writing at several colleges and universities. He holds an MFA from Ashland University.

Ted currently lives in Tennessee with his wife Kristin and sons Tristan and Maxim.