About the Author
Christoph Lameter was born in 1963 and raised in Bremen, Germany. He specialized in the area of mathematics and physics in the Gymnasium and also developed an interest in the emerging area of information technology. In 1982, he graduated from the Gymnasium and began to study at the University of Bremen while also starting a company offering consulting services in information technology. In 1986 he graduated from the University of Bremen with a masters degree in information technology and began to work as a software developer specializing in personal computer technology and local area networking. In 1990 he joined Operation Mobilization for a short-term outreach program to London where he met his future wife Susanne. Subsequently they served together on a mission program in Haifa, Israel before getting married in 1991. In 1991 they moved to the United States to pursue theological studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. After graduating with a master of divinity degree in 1994 Christoph continued work on a Ph.D. degree under Nancey Murphy at Fuller Seminary. During his doctoral studies he worked for the school in the information services department. He designed and implemented the networking infrastructure and the Internet services at Fuller and as a result became recognized as a specialist in the innovative use of Linux technology. During his studies in theology he also became involved in the healing ministries of Glendale Presbyterian Church, taught in a variety of denominations and was ordained in 1997 by the International Ministerial Fellowship in Minneapolis. In 1998, he served at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Canoga Park, California as a minister for small groups and family ministries. Later during the dot-com boom in 1999–2001 Christoph worked for several companies in the San Francisco area while also beginning to teach courses in information technology, philosophy and religion for the University of Phoenix. He continued to be involved in the Linux movement and serves on various governing bodies. He finally finished his Ph.D. in 2004. Christoph was then employed by Silicon Graphics from 2004-2008 where he specialized in performance optimizations for SGI Supercomputers. In 2008, he began to apply these techniques in the area of High Frequency Trading.