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A Farewell Letter from Chris the Keyboardist
Wed., Oct. 28. 2015 9:52am EDT

ApologetiX keyboardist Chris VonBartheld played his final official concert with the band last Saturday in Green Bay. In case you missed it, Chris and his family have moved to Florida, which is a long way from APX Central in Pittsburgh PA. However, he'll still be available to contribute keyboards on recordings if needed, as his fellow keyboard alums, Bill Hubauer and Todd Waites, do.

We'll still keep in touch with him, too, as he has a special place in our hearts. Here's a farewell letter from Chris to our fans:

I always sit on the same seat on the RV. Small chair facing forward on the right. That way I can see everything out the big window. That is what my time in ApologetiX was about to me. Looking out the big window. Since the first trip I have just stared out that window at the majesty of God's creation.

When God told my wife and me that it was time for us to move on and begin the next chapter of our lives it wasn't an easy decision. We both would be leaving what we have made of our lives together behind. But God told us "I got this" and we choose to believe in Him.

When I came into the band, I came in somewhat skeptical. I know this may come as a shock, but I was never a big parody fan. As I grew to know not only the guys in the band but the APX fans and family, I started to realize the scope of the ministry.

When you read emails from China and Alaska; meet people from Canada, Hawaii, and Australia who arrange their vacations to make a concert; and see all the fans who travel hours to see the band play for who knows how many times, how can you not feel you have touched the hearts of many?

It's not really goodbye anyway. I'll be around on recordings and you just never know what the future holds. I do want to thank all of you for the love and support you've given myself and the band over these two and a half years. It makes it easier to sit on a bus for 10 hours when you know you're going to see some friends.

I don't have the words to show my thanks to Keith, Jimmy, Tom and J. It's the fellowship, conversation and friendship I'll miss the most. But, hey, that's enough of that that's just the view where I sit.

CVB has left the building.
If you'd like to send a note to Chris, you can reach him at kosmicjustice@gmail.com.