Chris Nelson is husband to Rebecca and has three children: Wyatt, Caroline and Bernadette. Mr. Nelson grew up in Southern California and earned his B.A in Psychology with an Education Studies Minor at UCLA. He went on to earn his teaching credential, administrative certificate and Master's Degree from Cal State Long Beach. Mr. Nelson has taught multiple grades, has been the assistant principal of curriculum and technology for St. Monica Catholic Elementary School in Santa Monica and was also principal at St. Joseph Catholic School in Auburn before coming to Holy Trinity.
In addition to being principal at Holy Trinity, Mr. Nelson enjoys teaching prospective teachers at the University of San Francisco's Sacramento Campus. In Mr. Nelson's favorite book, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court, Coach Wooden teaches that industrious and enthusiasm are the cornerstones of the pyramid of success. This is a teaching that Mr. Nelson tries to embody as he strives to foster a Catholic environment where students learn to live others-centered lives filled with passion and purpose.