Hello, everyone! My name is Christopher Gobie, but you can call me Chris. I am excited to announce that I have joined The House of Mercy as the new Director of Operations. Growing up, I had the privilege of being raised in both the Anglican and Catholic churches. My mother hails from England, which explains my Anglican background, while my father was brought up in the Catholic Church, allowing me to experience the blessings of both faiths during my upbringing. Apart from my role at The House of Mercy, I am also a proud father to eight children and have been blessed with six amazing grandchildren. After completing high school and attending two years of college, I decided to join the military as a paramedic. Following my service, I ventured into the restaurant industry. Through the help of a friend who worked as a human resource Director for the Marriott Corporation, I secured a job as a store manager. Over the course of 35 years, I gained valuable experience in the restaurant and retail business. For the past 18 years, I had the privilege of serving as the chief operating officer for Metropolitan Restaurant Management Company/Restaurant owner. Our company operated as a Franchisee for 22 Popeyes and Two Amsterdam Falafelshop's across the DMV area. Throughout my career, my expertise has been focused on training, business management and development, as well as P&L management and growth. I am thrilled to be joining this team and I am eager to work alongside all of you. My goal is always to find ways to serve and assist in any capacity I can. Thank you for welcoming me aboard, and I look forward to an incredible journey together at The House of Mercy. God bless you all!