Khris McGill, a May 2017 Moore School graduate, wanted to find a way to channel his passion for healthy living into his role of Chaplain within the brotherhood. Chaplain functions similarly to a human resources role, ensuring satisfaction within the chapter as well as assisting the VP of Risk Management by searching for ways to minimize risk. The Chaplain must serve as an impartial party so that brothers can feel comfortable voicing their thoughts and opinions. Khris decided to develop a program called Chaplifts, where he invited brothers to join him in his weekly workouts.
This initiative promoted not only safe fitness practices by helping brothers develop proper lifting techniques, but also created a unique avenue for our members to regularly communicate with the Chaplain. Below you’ll find some insights from Khris himself on the Chaplift program, and how it helped him find his greatness within AKPsi!
How did you get the idea to start this initiative? What was your goal behind it?
“Chaplift was my way of taking something I already did daily (working out, and usually with a friend), and incorporating it into the brotherhood. I wanted to use it as a way to proactively interact with brothers while leading a healthier lifestyle.”
What did your results look like?
“I had maybe 10-15 brothers join me throughout the year. Sam Zaritsky and Peter Yan came the most. It was cool getting to see the brothers in an environment outside of a purely social or professional setting.”
What advice do you have for current brothers and rushees when it comes to connecting passions to responsibilities?
“You should always keep some of your passions reserved for yourself. I made sure that with my workouts that I still took the time to workout on my own and keep up my physique. There's nothing worse than trying to share your passions with others and then losing it as a passion for yourself. But it is certainly worth sharing once you have found the right what to channel it.”
Khris now works as a Financial Analyst at Bank of America in Charlotte. Go Khris!