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Christopher D. Schulz

January 24, 1974August 11, 2019
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Christopher D. Schulz, leader, mentor, and owner of Parent to Prosper passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the age of 45. Chris was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but raised in northern Kentucky. He graduated from Highland High School in 1992 where he was named the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference’s Most Outstanding Golfer. He was a life-long student, earning a BS from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Thomas Moore College and a Masters in Human Resource Development from Xavier University. At the University of Kentucky, Chris played golf, earned the Keeneland Scholarship Award from the College of Agriculture, was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, but most importantly, met the love of his life, Kelly Schulz. He proposed to her after her graduation from UK.

After getting married, Chris and Kelly began their life together in northern Kentucky. Chris began his professional career at Toyota, while Kelly studied at Chase Law School. This is when he began honing his culinary skills. Chris always made extraordinary cakes for his kid’s birthdays and family celebrations. He was very well known for the exquisite meals he created. Not long after, Chris and Kelly welcomed their first child Jackson to the world. Jackson was followed by his sister Ally and brother Ben. Being a father was a life-long passion for Chris. He showed his children the importance of faith, family and friendship; the joys of learning, creativity and pursuing their passions as well as a love for music, adventure, and sports.

After settling his family in Louisville, Ky, Chris continued his passion for leadership at St. Albert the Great. He coached all three of his children’s’ sports teams over the past 11 years. He was the Boys Athletic Director, K-2 Athletic Director and Flag Football Coordinator. He was an inspiration with his faith and how he worked to develop the kids that he coached on and off the field.

Chris moved his professional career to Humana, where he worked for over seven years as a key leader to architect Humana’s strategy and framework for developing professionals and leaders. As with everything in his life, Chris decided to go big and create a platform to reach as many young people as possible. He created the Young Professional Association of Louisville Emerging Leaders Program where over 231 young professionals graduated under his leadership. Chris also founded Parent to Prosper. It was designed to be a place for parents to discover how to thrive by leading the growth and success of their high school and college aged children.

Chris enjoyed taking his friends and family boating. He was a scratch golfer and known to school his nephews on fishing excursions. Chris was a poet and artist. He had an unmatched love for all music.

His family will miss how he loved wholeheartedly, practiced his faith, followed his passions, and lived life to the fullest.

Chris is survived by his wife of 21 years Kelly Walters Schulz, their children, Jackson, Ally, and Ben. He is also survived by his parents, Robert and Frances Schulz, his twin brother, Matthew Schulz, Father-in-law, Bill Walters, Grandparents, Inez Daniel and Dan Daniel, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 12pm on Monday, August 19, 2019, at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1395 Girard Dr, Louisville, Ky 40222 with internment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend the visitation from 2pm-8pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7416 Westport Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Schulz Children Fund, c/o Republic Bank, 4921 Brownsborro Rd, Louisville KY 40222.

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  • In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Schulz Children Fund, c/o Republic Bank

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 19, 2019

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Amy Fausz

August 21, 2019

So sorry to hear about Chris my thoughts and prayers are with the family I had his mom for home room and other classes at holmes high school.

Ashley Barnes

August 19, 2019

I worked with Chris first at Kindred Healthcare and then again at Jewish Hospital. Both times were brief but my memory of him isn’t. His hiring me at Jewish was the catapult my career needed at the time. He interviewed me in jeans and still hired me! I was there for 6 years before I moved on. We kept in touch periodically after he went to Humana and he was a great resource, always gracious to help when asked. I was deeply saddened by the news of his passing, and at the same time uplifted and inspired to learn of all he accomplished in his life. My deepest condolences to the family and all that you’re going through during this time.

Catherine Decker Mills

August 18, 2019

I was lucky to work with Chris at Toyota some years ago and marveled at his intelligence and amazing creativity. We have kept in touch professionally over the years and I have remained a strong supporter and fan of his many endeavors. I followed Kelly and the whole family on Facebook over many years and have not been surprised at the love and support both parents have unwaveringly showered on their 3 beautiful children. Chris was truely one of those genuine good people that gave of his gifts so freely and lovingly to all. I am sorry he is gone way too soon, in the prime of his life. I will miss him very much as many will. I know his legacy will go on in the form of his loving wife Kelly and their three precious children. I will never forget Chris- I know he will continue to provide his love and guidance to his family from heaven forever. Wishing the family love and pray for comfort in the difficult days ahead. Catherine Decker Mills

Sylvia Roberts

August 16, 2019

I will always remember Chris's smile. I don't ever think that there was a time that he was with out one. God bless his family.

Jana Vaughn

August 16, 2019

Kelly,
So sorry for your loss of Chris.
You all were always so friendly at Toyota!
Enjoyed talking with you & seeing your kids at the Toyota daycare!
Wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you all.
Sincerely, Jana, Rob, Cooper & Callie Vaughn

Vicki Conley

August 16, 2019

My condolences to the Schulz family! It was such a tragic accident & my heart is breaking for you all.
I worked at Play Cafe until about 3 yrs ago. Ms Vicki. I remember Jackson & Ally very well! Beautiful kids! I loved Ally’s blonde curly hair!
I’ll keep your family in my prayers. Rest In Peace Chris Schulz. And May your wife and children feel your love from heaven above guiding them throughout their lives. Amen 🙏

Ayesha Kamal

August 15, 2019

Chris and I worked together at Jewish Hospital back in 2012. We developed a leadership training program for managers and executives. I also supported his efforts through the Corporate College program. I am deeply saddened by the news of his untimely passing.
Sending condolences to his wife and children. I remember him speaking so fondly of his family while he was at work. May he rest in peace.

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Biography

Christopher D. Schulz, leader, mentor, and owner of Parent to Prosper passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the age of 45. Chris was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but raised in northern Kentucky. He graduated from Highland High School in 1992 where he was named the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference’s Most Outstanding Golfer. He was a life-long student, earning a BS from the University of Kentucky, an MBA from Thomas Moore College and a Masters in Human Resource Development from Xavier University. At the University of Kentucky, Chris played golf, earned the Keeneland Scholarship Award from the College of Agriculture, was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, but most importantly, met the love of his life, Kelly Schulz. He proposed to her after her graduation from UK.


After getting married, Chris and Kelly began their life together in northern Kentucky. Chris began his professional career at Toyota, while Kelly studied at Chase Law School. This is when he began honing his culinary skills. Chris always made extraordinary cakes for his kid’s birthdays and family celebrations. He was very well known for the exquisite meals he created. Not long after, Chris and Kelly welcomed their first child Jackson to the world. Jackson was followed by his sister Ally and brother Ben. Being a father was a life-long passion for Chris. He showed his children the importance of faith, family and friendship; the joys of learning, creativity and pursuing their passions as well as a love for music, adventure, and sports.


After settling his family in Louisville, Ky, Chris continued his passion for leadership at St. Albert the Great. He coached all three of his children’s’ sports teams over the past 11 years. He was the Boys Athletic Director, K-2 Athletic Director and Flag Football Coordinator. He was an inspiration with his faith and how he worked to develop the kids that he coached on and off the field.


Chris moved his professional career to Humana, where he worked for over seven years as a key leader to architect Humana’s strategy and framework for developing professionals and leaders. As with everything in his life, Chris decided to go big and create a platform to reach as many young people as possible. He created the Young Professional Association of Louisville Emerging Leaders Program where over 231 young professionals graduated under his leadership. Chris also founded Parent to Prosper. It was designed to be a place for parents to discover how to thrive by leading the growth and success of their high school and college aged children.


Chris enjoyed taking his friends and family boating. He was a scratch golfer and known to school his nephews on fishing excursions. Chris was a poet and artist. He had an unmatched love for all music.


His family will miss how he loved wholeheartedly, practiced his faith, followed his passions, and lived life to the fullest.


Chris is survived by his wife of 21 years Kelly Walters Schulz, their children, Jackson, Ally, and Ben. He is also survived by his parents, Robert and Frances Schulz, his twin brother, Matthew Schulz, Father-in-law, Bill Walters, Grandparents, Inez Daniel and Dan Daniel, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 12pm on Monday, August 19, 2019, at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1395 Girard Dr, Louisville, Ky 40222 with internment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend the visitation from 2pm-8pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7416 Westport Road.


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Schulz Children Fund, c/o Republic Bank, 4921 Brownsborro Rd, Louisville KY 40222.